March 24, 2023

History

Information related to North Korean history

Book review: A history of North Korea found nowhere else

Book review: A history of North Korea found nowhere else

‘The North Korean Army’ mines sources in multiple languages to deliver rich but accessible account of the DPRK

Book review: A history of North Korea found nowhere else
David Tizzard
David Tizzard February 15, 2023
Why the Korean War was actually two separate conflicts – Ep. 275
Podcast

Why the Korean War was actually two separate conflicts – Ep. 275

David Cheng Chang discusses how the fight over territory morphed into one over prisoners of war

Why the Korean War was actually two separate conflicts – Ep. 275
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News February 14, 2023
How Paris became the favorite European escape of North Korea’s elite

How Paris became the favorite European escape of North Korea’s elite

City of Lights has long held dark appeal for DPRK nobility seeking entertainment or just refuge from Pyongyang intrigue

How Paris became the favorite European escape of North Korea’s elite
Nicolas Levi
Nicolas Levi February 14, 2023
O Kuk Ryol, North Korean general under 3 generations of Kim leaders, dies at 90

O Kuk Ryol, North Korean general under 3 generations of Kim leaders, dies at 90

Revolutionary family ensured quick rise in Pyongyang, but botched reforms in 1980s set back his political career

O Kuk Ryol, North Korean general under 3 generations of Kim leaders, dies at 90
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy February 13, 2023
Infographic: North Korea rolls out more ICBMs than ever for military parade
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Infographic: North Korea rolls out more ICBMs than ever for military parade

Comparison to past processions reveals stronger emphasis on long-range missiles but almost nothing new

Infographic: North Korea rolls out more ICBMs than ever for military parade
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans February 10, 2023
In the North Korean economy, the almighty US dollar still reigns supreme
COLUMN

In the North Korean economy, the almighty US dollar still reigns supreme

Repeated currency reforms have eroded trust in the DPRK won, making foreign money essential for many transactions

In the North Korean economy, the almighty US dollar still reigns supreme
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 7, 2023
Pyongyang Chronicles: ‘Why doesn’t Australia develop nuclear weapons?’

Pyongyang Chronicles: ‘Why doesn’t Australia develop nuclear weapons?’

A visit to a North Korean restaurant facilitated frank discussion about racism, the Korean War and the merits of Juche

Pyongyang Chronicles: ‘Why doesn’t Australia develop nuclear weapons?’
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley February 6, 2023
Book review: The Korean War and the birth of modern American espionage

Book review: The Korean War and the birth of modern American espionage

‘Agents of Subversion’ reveals how the conflict provided a shot in the arm for a fledgling agency called the CIA

Book review: The Korean War and the birth of modern American espionage
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia February 3, 2023
South Korea’s on-again, off-again relationship with nuclear weapons

South Korea’s on-again, off-again relationship with nuclear weapons

North Korean threats and anxiety about US extended deterrence have led ROK to flirt with developing nukes since 1970s

South Korea’s on-again, off-again relationship with nuclear weapons
James Fretwell
James Fretwell February 1, 2023
Why North Korea mistrusts but depends on its foreign-educated elite
COLUMN

Why North Korea mistrusts but depends on its foreign-educated elite

Pyongyang regards most who study abroad as Manchurian candidates that are fundamentally disloyal to the Kims

Why North Korea mistrusts but depends on its foreign-educated elite
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov January 30, 2023
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