October 05, 2022

History

Information related to North Korean history

Visiting a remote island on North Korea’s doorstep – NKNews Podcast Ep. 234
Podcast

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
What Kim Il Sung shares with Hitler, Mao and Stalin – NKNews Podcast Ep. 232
Podcast

What Kim Il Sung shares with Hitler, Mao and Stalin – NKNews Podcast Ep. 232

Brandon Gauthier discusses how youth experiences shaped ordinary people into the 20th century’s cruelest dictators

What Kim Il Sung shares with Hitler, Mao and Stalin – NKNews Podcast Ep. 232
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News April 19, 2022
The first American to visit North Korea’s nuclear plant – NKNews Podcast Ep. 231
Podcast

The first American to visit North Korea’s nuclear plant – NKNews Podcast Ep. 231

C. Kenneth Quinones discusses his diplomatic work in the DPRK and experiences negotiating with North Koreans

The first American to visit North Korea’s nuclear plant – NKNews Podcast Ep. 231
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News April 12, 2022
Inter-Korean relations enter the metaverse with virtual recreation of DMZ

Inter-Korean relations enter the metaverse with virtual recreation of DMZ

Unification ministry project lets users look into North Korea and tour facilities and landmarks — but not those of DPRK

Inter-Korean relations enter the metaverse with virtual recreation of DMZ
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 31, 2022
A future that never was: Madeleine Albright’s glimmer of hope with North Korea

A future that never was: Madeleine Albright’s glimmer of hope with North Korea

Albright, who died on Wednesday at 84, met Kim Jong Il in 2000 when better bilateral relations seemed possible

A future that never was: Madeleine Albright’s glimmer of hope with North Korea
James Fretwell
James Fretwell March 24, 2022
How Seoul’s diplomatic outreach to Cairo could intrude on North Korea-Egypt ties

How Seoul’s diplomatic outreach to Cairo could intrude on North Korea-Egypt ties

While Cairo and Pyongyang have ended official military cooperation, their bond will likely prove difficult to break

How Seoul’s diplomatic outreach to Cairo could intrude on North Korea-Egypt ties
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal March 22, 2022
Despite mixed legacy, Moon Jae-in played key role to avert war with North Korea
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Despite mixed legacy, Moon Jae-in played key role to avert war with North Korea

Failures of the last few years shouldn’t overshadow the outgoing president’s deft diplomacy in the days of fire and fury

Despite mixed legacy, Moon Jae-in played key role to avert war with North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov March 18, 2022
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