February 21, 2024

History

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Pyongyang pilots: When North Korean jets dueled with Israel in skies over Egypt

Pyongyang pilots: When North Korean jets dueled with Israel in skies over Egypt

DPRK opportunistically sent troops ahead of Yom Kippur War, and it may be willing to get involved in Middle East again

Pyongyang pilots: When North Korean jets dueled with Israel in skies over Egypt
James Fretwell
James Fretwell November 10, 2023
South Korea needs open discourse on North Korea — even when contentious

South Korea needs open discourse on North Korea — even when contentious

Efforts to criminalize non-official narratives stifle free debate essential to understand DPRK and threats it poses

South Korea needs open discourse on North Korea — even when contentious
Joseph Yi
Joseph Yi November 8, 2023
How North Korea recruited overseas Koreans to kidnap Japanese citizens

How North Korea recruited overseas Koreans to kidnap Japanese citizens

Kim Kil Uk died without facing charges in Japan, and his case shows how Pyongyang used threats to get its way

How North Korea recruited overseas Koreans to kidnap Japanese citizens
James Fretwell
James Fretwell November 6, 2023
The intertwined histories of the two Koreas, and what the future holds – Ep. 313
Podcast

The intertwined histories of the two Koreas, and what the future holds – Ep. 313

Victor Cha and Ramon Pachero Pardo discuss their new book and share anecdotes from their time on the peninsula

The intertwined histories of the two Koreas, and what the future holds – Ep. 313
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News November 1, 2023
Aid worker recalls fight to get food to North Koreans in time of greatest need

Aid worker recalls fight to get food to North Koreans in time of greatest need

Christy Gavitt says aid helped vulnerable and built goodwill during 90s famine, despite heavy controls on relief work

Aid worker recalls fight to get food to North Koreans in time of greatest need
James Fretwell
James Fretwell October 31, 2023
North Korea shuts down Angola embassy as diplomatic closures widen

North Korea shuts down Angola embassy as diplomatic closures widen

Move follows closure of Uganda embassy and as media report DPRK to shutter over a dozen missions due to financial issues

North Korea shuts down Angola embassy as diplomatic closures widen
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Joe Smith October 30, 2023
How North Korean neighborhood watch groups do dirty work of keeping cities clean
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How North Korean neighborhood watch groups do dirty work of keeping cities clean

Groups notorious for spying on citizens also mobilize residents for tasks ranging from collecting trash to cutting grass

How North Korean neighborhood watch groups do dirty work of keeping cities clean
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 27, 2023
What North Korea can learn from China’s successful agricultural reforms
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What North Korea can learn from China’s successful agricultural reforms

DPRK is unlikely to embrace privatization, but China’s experience with co-ops of smaller farmers could serve as a guide

What North Korea can learn from China’s successful agricultural reforms
Peter Ward
Peter Ward October 27, 2023
How North Korean cinema betrays simmering resentment of country’s nouveau riche

How North Korean cinema betrays simmering resentment of country’s nouveau riche

2011 film uses story of a factory manager demoted to cobbler to critique rise of grassroots capitalism in country

How North Korean cinema betrays simmering resentment of country’s nouveau riche
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko October 25, 2023
How North Korea navigates the labyrinth of Palestinian political divisions
NK PRO

How North Korea navigates the labyrinth of Palestinian political divisions

Pyongyang has long refused to accept Israel’s right to exist but has taken evasive stance toward Hamas-PLO rivalry

How North Korea navigates the labyrinth of Palestinian political divisions
Balazs Szalontai
Balazs Szalontai October 18, 2023
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