August 16, 2022

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How North Korea’s revival of communism goes hand in hand with ultranationalism

How North Korea’s revival of communism goes hand in hand with ultranationalism

Uptick in communist rhetoric during pandemic highlights peculiar ideological mix regime uses to stay in power

How North Korea’s revival of communism goes hand in hand with ultranationalism
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young June 15, 2022
How right-wing terrorists nearly killed North Korea’s future leaders

How right-wing terrorists nearly killed North Korea’s future leaders

Alternative take on historical evidence suggests dispute in rival party drove attempt on Kim Il Sung and comrades' lives

How right-wing terrorists nearly killed North Korea’s future leaders
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser June 1, 2022
North Korea and Laos sustain ties despite COVID-19 and other obstacles

North Korea and Laos sustain ties despite COVID-19 and other obstacles

Kim Jong Un 'cherishes' relationship and is working to elevate ties further, state media has said

North Korea and Laos sustain ties despite COVID-19 and other obstacles
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal May 27, 2022
Why Pyongyang’s top elites still cling to visions of a post-money society
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Why Pyongyang’s top elites still cling to visions of a post-money society

Public distribution of food and consumer goods entrenches North Korea’s rigid caste system even further

Why Pyongyang’s top elites still cling to visions of a post-money society
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 6, 2022
North Korea praises inter-Korean summits as Moon Jae-in prepares to leave office

North Korea praises inter-Korean summits as Moon Jae-in prepares to leave office

New photo book praises ‘unprecedented change' in inter-Korean relations during 2018

North Korea praises inter-Korean summits as Moon Jae-in prepares to leave office
One country, one system: How North Korea-Hong Kong ties pivot around China

One country, one system: How North Korea-Hong Kong ties pivot around China

Hong Kong-based entities continue to be key nodes in Kim Jong Un’s sanctions-busting and money laundering schemes

One country, one system: How North Korea-Hong Kong ties pivot around China
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia May 4, 2022
Visiting a remote island on North Korea’s doorstep – NKNews Podcast Ep. 234
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Visiting a remote island on North Korea’s doorstep – NKNews Podcast Ep. 234

Jacco Zwetsloot narrates a trip to Baengnyeong Island and asks experts about its significance in inter-Korean affairs

Visiting a remote island on North Korea’s doorstep – NKNews Podcast Ep. 234
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News May 3, 2022
Book review: Kim Il Sung and the dictators that dance on bones

Book review: Kim Il Sung and the dictators that dance on bones

In North Korea, only one version of history exists – a common theme in all authoritarian states, Katie Stallard writes

Book review: Kim Il Sung and the dictators that dance on bones
David Tizzard
David Tizzard May 2, 2022
North Korea calls Yoon Suk-yeol delegation ‘samurais’ with Korean masks on

North Korea calls Yoon Suk-yeol delegation ‘samurais’ with Korean masks on

Propaganda outlets call Yoon’s Tokyo delegation pro-Japan ‘traitors’ as president-elect seeks to bolster ROK-Japan ties

North Korea calls Yoon Suk-yeol delegation ‘samurais’ with Korean masks on
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 25, 2022
Why North Korea’s markets will survive state crackdowns on private commerce
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Why North Korea’s markets will survive state crackdowns on private commerce

Marketplaces have persisted in DPRK despite extreme suspicion from the state, which tolerates them as a necessary evil

Why North Korea’s markets will survive state crackdowns on private commerce
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov April 20, 2022
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