December 04, 2021

History

Information related to North Korean history

The Kim regime’s failed witch hunt against magic and ‘superstition’

The Kim regime’s failed witch hunt against magic and ‘superstition’

Shamans and fortune-tellers continue to operate in North Korea despite crackdowns and punishments

The Kim regime’s failed witch hunt against magic and ‘superstition’
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov September 13, 2021
A very North Korean way to die

A very North Korean way to die

The Kim personality cult has penetrated the most intimate aspects of North Korean life, even the mourning of the dead

A very North Korean way to die
Markus Bell
Markus Bell September 7, 2021
Understanding North Korea’s ‘final victory’ and why it matters

Understanding North Korea’s ‘final victory’ and why it matters

For top North Korean officials, the quickest way to ensure their system’s long-term survival is through reunification

Understanding North Korea’s ‘final victory’ and why it matters
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young September 6, 2021
Siberian jackpot: When North Koreans paid bribes for Soviet logging jobs
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Siberian jackpot: When North Koreans paid bribes for Soviet logging jobs

DPRK loggers earned exorbitant salaries for decades, and many North Koreans still seek to strike it rich abroad

Siberian jackpot: When North Koreans paid bribes for Soviet logging jobs
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov September 3, 2021
When North Korea shined at the ‘Olympics of the Left’
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When North Korea shined at the ‘Olympics of the Left’

Before North Korean athletes ever participated in the Olympic games, they found success at GANEFO in Indonesia

When North Korea shined at the ‘Olympics of the Left’
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson September 3, 2021
Creativity and propaganda in North Korean music – NKNews Podcast Ep. 198
Podcast

Creativity and propaganda in North Korean music – NKNews Podcast Ep. 198

Keith Howard explores the central role of music as an ideological tool and how it illuminates North Korean society

Creativity and propaganda in North Korean music – NKNews Podcast Ep. 198
NK News
NK News August 31, 2021
Failing to foresee China’s entry into the Korean War – NKNews Podcast Ep. 197
Podcast

Failing to foresee China’s entry into the Korean War – NKNews Podcast Ep. 197

Jonathan Corrado and Markus Garlauskas discuss the US intelligence failure and its relevance to contemporary challenges

Failing to foresee China’s entry into the Korean War – NKNews Podcast Ep. 197
NK News
NK News August 23, 2021
The strange case of the Japanese man who chose to stay in North Korea

The strange case of the Japanese man who chose to stay in North Korea

Captured decades ago, Takeshi Terakoshi still lives in Pyongyang with his North Korean wife and kids

The strange case of the Japanese man who chose to stay in North Korea
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia August 19, 2021
What the US withdrawal from Afghanistan means for North Korea

What the US withdrawal from Afghanistan means for North Korea

Pyongyang hardliners may think their idea of reunification is real again, but Korea differs vastly from Afghanistan

What the US withdrawal from Afghanistan means for North Korea
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young August 18, 2021
The man that might have saved North Korea and Afghanistan

The man that might have saved North Korea and Afghanistan

Aleksandr Puzanov was Moscow’s diplomat in Pyongyang and Kabul as both countries tipped over the precipice

The man that might have saved North Korea and Afghanistan
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy August 17, 2021
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