December 04, 2021

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Kim Jong Un, in naming a successor, follows a similar precedent to Mao
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Kim Jong Un, in naming a successor, follows a similar precedent to Mao

North Korea's creation of an immediate deputy to leader resembles China's plan to name a successor for ailing Mao Zedong

Kim Jong Un, in naming a successor, follows a similar precedent to Mao
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser August 12, 2021
What’s in a name? The misleading history of North Korea’s ‘hermit’ label
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What’s in a name? The misleading history of North Korea’s ‘hermit’ label

The Hermit Kingdom moniker betrays ignorance of North Korean engagement with the world past and present

What’s in a name? The misleading history of North Korea’s ‘hermit’ label
Michael Varnay
Michael Varnay August 9, 2021
Mexico angles to improve ties with DPRK four years after expelling diplomat
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Mexico angles to improve ties with DPRK four years after expelling diplomat

Unlikely friendship, tested by nuclear development, gives Mexico a foothold in Asia and North Korea an economic partner

Mexico angles to improve ties with DPRK four years after expelling diplomat
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal August 5, 2021
How North Korea has limited, controlled and surveilled dangerous outsiders
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How North Korea has limited, controlled and surveilled dangerous outsiders

The recent exodus of diplomats from Pyongyang underlines the DPRK’s long-standing suspicions toward foreigners

How North Korea has limited, controlled and surveilled dangerous outsiders
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 5, 2021
Ideology still drives North Korea and China together

Ideology still drives North Korea and China together

The dream of socialism may be dead in Eastern Europe but it is alive and well in East Asia

Ideology still drives North Korea and China together
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young August 5, 2021
North Korea in July 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in July 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from July 1, 2021 to July 31, 2021

North Korea in July 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro August 3, 2021
How Kim Il Sung’s friendship with a king led North Korea to the World Cup
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How Kim Il Sung’s friendship with a king led North Korea to the World Cup

Cambodia hosted the preliminary match against Australia, setting the stage for the DPRK's iconic upset of Italy

How Kim Il Sung’s friendship with a king led North Korea to the World Cup
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson August 2, 2021
Kim Jong Un makes rare visit to Chinese friendship monument on war anniversary

Kim Jong Un makes rare visit to Chinese friendship monument on war anniversary

North Korean leader thanks China for war aid, as former top military official reappears at his side despite demotion

Kim Jong Un makes rare visit to Chinese friendship monument on war anniversary
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 28, 2021
When North Korean doctors stood up to the government against overwork

When North Korean doctors stood up to the government against overwork

Medical doctors argued the Cheollima labor campaign would harm public health, but the regime responded with hostility

When North Korean doctors stood up to the government against overwork
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko July 28, 2021
A hotline history: Why North Korea changes the game when it picks up the phone

A hotline history: Why North Korea changes the game when it picks up the phone

The Kim regime has dictated the pace of events on the peninsula by choosing when — and when not — to answer the phone

A hotline history: Why North Korea changes the game when it picks up the phone
James Fretwell
James Fretwell July 27, 2021
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