August 16, 2022

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Information related to North Korean history

Will the real Kim Il Sung please stand up?

Will the real Kim Il Sung please stand up?

Almost three decades after his death, stories claiming the North Korean founder was an imposter live on

Will the real Kim Il Sung please stand up?
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy July 18, 2022
How North Korea turned a civil war conflict into anti-US propaganda
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How North Korea turned a civil war conflict into anti-US propaganda

North Korea revived a major anti-American holiday last month, spotlighting a gruesome episode from the Korean War

How North Korea turned a civil war conflict into anti-US propaganda
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov July 8, 2022
Life inside the pro-North Korea enclave in Japan – NKNews Podcast Ep. 243
Podcast

Life inside the pro-North Korea enclave in Japan – NKNews Podcast Ep. 243

Park Hyangsu shares how she left Chongryon and the tragic story of her family members in the DPRK

Life inside the pro-North Korea enclave in Japan – NKNews Podcast Ep. 243
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News July 5, 2022
As inflation worsens, South Korea braces for ‘perfect storm’ of economic woes
KOREA PRO

As inflation worsens, South Korea braces for ‘perfect storm’ of economic woes

The country faces risks analogous to turmoil of 1970s, with the economy unlikely to emerge unscathed

As inflation worsens, South Korea braces for ‘perfect storm’ of economic woes
Christopher Green
Christopher Green June 30, 2022
What Joe Biden can learn from Jimmy Carter about diplomacy with North Korea

What Joe Biden can learn from Jimmy Carter about diplomacy with North Korea

Lessons from ex-president’s failed attempt to arrange meeting of US and Koreas remain relevant amid current deadlock

What Joe Biden can learn from Jimmy Carter about diplomacy with North Korea
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal June 30, 2022
North Korea’s invented histories – NKNews Podcast Ep. 242
Podcast

North Korea’s invented histories – NKNews Podcast Ep. 242

Katie Stallard discusses how the DPRK and other authoritarian regimes use the past as an instrument of power

North Korea’s invented histories – NKNews Podcast Ep. 242
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News June 28, 2022
Seoul gentrification forces closure of landmark Pyongyang cold noodle restaurant

Seoul gentrification forces closure of landmark Pyongyang cold noodle restaurant

Founded by daughter of Korean War refugee, Eulji Myeonok introduced locals to signature North Korean dish for decades

Seoul gentrification forces closure of landmark Pyongyang cold noodle restaurant
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 28, 2022
How the private market brought pork to the table in North Korea
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How the private market brought pork to the table in North Korea

When state planning failed to deliver a steady supply of meat, Kim Il Sung handed the reins to private pig farmers

How the private market brought pork to the table in North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov June 23, 2022
Denuclearizing North Korea has failed. But we shouldn’t give up on arms control.

Denuclearizing North Korea has failed. But we shouldn’t give up on arms control.

Reassessing four decades of efforts to curb Pyongyang’s WMD program shows the need for new goals going forward

Denuclearizing North Korea has failed. But we shouldn’t give up on arms control.
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter June 21, 2022
The untold story of Kim Jong Un’s older brother – NKNews Podcast Ep. 241
Podcast

The untold story of Kim Jong Un’s older brother – NKNews Podcast Ep. 241

Emilia Brock and Lucas Reilly discuss the life and murder of Kim Jong Nam, North Korea’s ‘forgotten prince’

The untold story of Kim Jong Un’s older brother – NKNews Podcast Ep. 241
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News June 21, 2022
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