December 10, 2022

History

Information related to North Korean history

How a US veteran became a POW in North Korea 60 years after the Korean War

How a US veteran became a POW in North Korea 60 years after the Korean War

Merrill Newman’s ill-fated trip to the DPRK would reveal the ways in which for Pyongyang, the conflict never ended

How a US veteran became a POW in North Korea 60 years after the Korean War
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia October 28, 2022
Book review: Grappling with the personal and political toll of Korea’s division

Book review: Grappling with the personal and political toll of Korea’s division

Hwang Sok-yong’s ‘The Prisoner’ tells story of his life as a ‘refugee’ from North Korea for whom going home is a crime

Book review: Grappling with the personal and political toll of Korea’s division
David Tizzard
David Tizzard October 27, 2022
How a disputed sea border could trigger North and South Korea’s next big crisis

How a disputed sea border could trigger North and South Korea’s next big crisis

Recent artillery shootouts in the Yellow Sea harken back to deadly DPRK attacks on civilians and military in past

How a disputed sea border could trigger North and South Korea’s next big crisis
James Fretwell
James Fretwell October 24, 2022
North Korea is a tinderbox. But no one can know what spark might ignite change.

North Korea is a tinderbox. But no one can know what spark might ignite change.

History shows seemingly innocuous events can trigger political crisis, from the Arab Spring to collapse of Qing Dynasty

North Korea is a tinderbox. But no one can know what spark might ignite change.
John Everard
John Everard October 21, 2022
Rollerblading through Kim Il Sung Square – Ep. 258
Podcast

Rollerblading through Kim Il Sung Square – Ep. 258

Charles Thirlwall discusses the explosion of international business interest in North Korea at the turn of the century

Rollerblading through Kim Il Sung Square – Ep. 258
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News October 18, 2022
Why North Korea forged enduring friendship with Syria, but not neighboring Iraq
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Why North Korea forged enduring friendship with Syria, but not neighboring Iraq

Geopolitical realities more than simple loyalty have driven Pyongyang’s ties with the ideologically similar regimes

Why North Korea forged enduring friendship with Syria, but not neighboring Iraq
Balazs Szalontai
Balazs Szalontai October 11, 2022
Are North Korea’s missile tests building up to something big? – Ep. 257
Podcast

Are North Korea’s missile tests building up to something big? – Ep. 257

The NK News team discusses DPRK state media’s weapons reveals, a missile over Japan, US-ROK responses and more

Are North Korea’s missile tests building up to something big? – Ep. 257
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News October 11, 2022
Ask a North Korean: How much crime is there in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: How much crime is there in the DPRK?

Theft and other crime occurs in North Korea like any other country, but the state is selective in what it punishes

Ask a North Korean: How much crime is there in the DPRK?
Joshua Kim
Joshua Kim October 10, 2022
Pushing the envelope? Full Trump-Kim letters released but authenticity unclear

Pushing the envelope? Full Trump-Kim letters released but authenticity unclear

South Korean journal provides full text of letters for first time but tells NK News it has never seen original copies

Pushing the envelope? Full Trump-Kim letters released but authenticity unclear
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell | James Fretwell October 7, 2022
Antonio Inoki, the man who brought pro wrestling to North Korea, dies at 79

Antonio Inoki, the man who brought pro wrestling to North Korea, dies at 79

Japanese parliamentarian and renowned martial artist visited Pyongyang over 30 times in efforts to push sports diplomacy

Antonio Inoki, the man who brought pro wrestling to North Korea, dies at 79
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi October 3, 2022
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