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Experts agree: Japan’s ties with North Korea are going nowhere fast
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Experts agree: Japan’s ties with North Korea are going nowhere fast

DPRK watchers in Tokyo say abductee issue and US pressure remain hurdles to engagement as Chongryon continues to decline

Experts agree: Japan’s ties with North Korea are going nowhere fast
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 1, 2024
Arch nemesis: Kim Jong Un dismantled a monument — and his grandfather’s legacy

Arch nemesis: Kim Jong Un dismantled a monument — and his grandfather’s legacy

Reunification arch celebrated Kim’s predecessor, and its destruction shows North Korean leader won’t be bound by past

Arch nemesis: Kim Jong Un dismantled a monument — and his grandfather’s legacy
James Fretwell
James Fretwell January 30, 2024
North Korean Workers’ Party assembly chair Choe Thae Bok dead at 93

North Korean Workers’ Party assembly chair Choe Thae Bok dead at 93

Kim Jong Un visited official’s funeral bier to pay respects to one of DPRK’s longest-tenured elites

North Korean Workers’ Party assembly chair Choe Thae Bok dead at 93
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 23, 2024
How Russia’s secretive Lenin Lab helped North Korea embalm its ruling Kims

How Russia’s secretive Lenin Lab helped North Korea embalm its ruling Kims

Pyongyang paid as much as $1M to the Russian team that has preserved Lenin for 100 years, though it refuses to admit it

How Russia’s secretive Lenin Lab helped North Korea embalm its ruling Kims
James Fretwell
James Fretwell January 19, 2024
North Korean state TV revises maps to only highlight northern half of peninsula

North Korean state TV revises maps to only highlight northern half of peninsula

Changes appear to be part of systematic effort to purge symbols of unification in line with orders from Kim Jong Un

North Korean state TV revises maps to only highlight northern half of peninsula
Joe Smith
Joe Smith January 18, 2024
Echoes of war: North Korea’s artillery display stirs memories of 2010 shelling
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Echoes of war: North Korea’s artillery display stirs memories of 2010 shelling

DPRK’s aggressive start to 2024 portends more provocations, and this time Pyongyang’s goal likely isn’t negotiations

Echoes of war: North Korea’s artillery display stirs memories of 2010 shelling
Edward Howell
Edward Howell January 16, 2024
From Moscow to Pyongyang: How Russia’s anger toward West drove it to North Korea
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From Moscow to Pyongyang: How Russia’s anger toward West drove it to North Korea

Russia began to reengage the DPRK around turn of millennium, but decades of effort have only recently born fruit

From Moscow to Pyongyang: How Russia’s anger toward West drove it to North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov January 12, 2024
Sporting glory: Inside North Korea’s failed bid to become an athletic powerhouse

Sporting glory: Inside North Korea’s failed bid to become an athletic powerhouse

From the 1980s, Kim regime used sports to engage South Korea and win support, but economic problems thwarted its plans

Sporting glory: Inside North Korea’s failed bid to become an athletic powerhouse
Yong Ja Hong
Yong Ja Hong January 10, 2024
The role of translation in shedding light on North Korea – Ep. 324
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The role of translation in shedding light on North Korea – Ep. 324

Retired CIA officer Stephen Mercado discusses how analysts can mine non-Korean sources for insights into DPRK life

The role of translation in shedding light on North Korea – Ep. 324
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News January 10, 2024
Why North Korea purged references to unification from propaganda websites

Why North Korea purged references to unification from propaganda websites

Change may be sign DPRK has nullified inter-Korean deals after Kim Jong Un called unification ‘impossible’

Why North Korea purged references to unification from propaganda websites
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser January 4, 2024
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