History | NK News
June 20, 2024

History

Information related to North Korean history

Why North Korea declared unification ‘impossible,’ abandoning decades-old goal

Why North Korea declared unification ‘impossible,’ abandoning decades-old goal

Kim Jong Un calls Koreas separate states at war, in what experts say is major shift from viewing South as compatriots

Why North Korea declared unification ‘impossible,’ abandoning decades-old goal
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 1, 2024
Book review: A deep dive into the obscure world of North Korean animation

Book review: A deep dive into the obscure world of North Korean animation

In ‘The Complete Encyclopaedia of North Korean Anime,’ a Japanese IT worker explores seven decades of DPRK cartoons

Book review: A deep dive into the obscure world of North Korean animation
Stephen Mercado
Stephen Mercado December 26, 2023
From Moscow to Pyongyang: A new Russia turns its back on North Korea
COLUMN

From Moscow to Pyongyang: A new Russia turns its back on North Korea

Collapse of the Soviet Union led to breakdown in political and trade ties, but this state of affairs would not last

From Moscow to Pyongyang: A new Russia turns its back on North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov December 21, 2023
Cry me a river: How North Koreans interpret Kim Jong Un’s tears

Cry me a river: How North Koreans interpret Kim Jong Un’s tears

Experts say state media coverage seeks to ‘humanize’ the leader, regardless of whether the tears are genuine or theater

Cry me a river: How North Koreans interpret Kim Jong Un’s tears
Joe Smith
Joe Smith December 13, 2023
From Moscow to Pyongyang: North Korea pivots back toward the Soviet side
COLUMN

From Moscow to Pyongyang: North Korea pivots back toward the Soviet side

The DPRK repaired ties with USSR after cozying up to Beijing, and Moscow provided aid despite distaste for regime

From Moscow to Pyongyang: North Korea pivots back toward the Soviet side
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov December 12, 2023
North and South Korea should abandon the chimera of reunification

North and South Korea should abandon the chimera of reunification

Tensions and nukes have made unification a pipe dream, and history shows shared culture does not require a single state

North and South Korea should abandon the chimera of reunification
Tomasz Wierzbowski
Tomasz Wierzbowski December 5, 2023
‘Blood must be spilled’: How Kissinger nearly triggered a war with North Korea

‘Blood must be spilled’: How Kissinger nearly triggered a war with North Korea

The former US Secretary of State wanted to retaliate when the DPRK killed Americans, despite concerns of escalation

‘Blood must be spilled’: How Kissinger nearly triggered a war with North Korea
James Fretwell
James Fretwell December 1, 2023
Pyongyang’s playbook: How North Korea turned sports into tool for regime control

Pyongyang’s playbook: How North Korea turned sports into tool for regime control

DPRK’s athletic success is product of decades of effort to assert state power and boost military readiness through sport

Pyongyang’s playbook: How North Korea turned sports into tool for regime control
Yong Ja Hong
Yong Ja Hong December 1, 2023
North Korea’s post-reform elections looked a lot like those that came before
NK PRO

North Korea’s post-reform elections looked a lot like those that came before

State media again reported near 100% turnout but acknowledged votes against chosen candidates for first time in decades

North Korea’s post-reform elections looked a lot like those that came before
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser November 30, 2023
The role of the UN Command in keeping peace with North Korea – Ep. 318
Podcast

The role of the UN Command in keeping peace with North Korea – Ep. 318

Deputy Commander Lt. Gen. Andrew Harrison talks about how 17 member states help uphold the Korean War Armistice

The role of the UN Command in keeping peace with North Korea – Ep. 318
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News November 29, 2023
1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 92