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Lessons from four decades shaping US policy on North Korea – Ep. 306
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Lessons from four decades shaping US policy on North Korea – Ep. 306

Sydney Seiler discusses his work as a negotiator and intelligence officer, plus Kim Jong Un travels to Russia

Lessons from four decades shaping US policy on North Korea – Ep. 306
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News September 13, 2023
When Putin met the Kims: 20 years of armored trains and opulence

When Putin met the Kims: 20 years of armored trains and opulence

A look at leaders’ summits as reports swirl of upcoming meeting between Russian president and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

When Putin met the Kims: 20 years of armored trains and opulence
James Fretwell
James Fretwell September 7, 2023
Why Russia is willing to live with a nuclear North Korea
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Why Russia is willing to live with a nuclear North Korea

Moscow has pivoted from supporting nonproliferation to undermining US efforts to curtail DPRK weapon programs

Why Russia is willing to live with a nuclear North Korea
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna August 25, 2023
Iron Curtain 2.0: How North Korea has embraced Soviet-style border security
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Iron Curtain 2.0: How North Korea has embraced Soviet-style border security

Kim Jong Un appears determined to stop cross-border movement, and history suggests the DPRK is capable of doing so

Iron Curtain 2.0: How North Korea has embraced Soviet-style border security
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 23, 2023
North Korea breaks its silence on Travis King, but leaves his fate up in the air

North Korea breaks its silence on Travis King, but leaves his fate up in the air

DPRK uses American soldier’s case to take swipe at US, while suggesting it may wash its hands of ‘intruder’ in the end

North Korea breaks its silence on Travis King, but leaves his fate up in the air
James Fretwell
James Fretwell August 16, 2023
A mystery in black and white: The curious case of North Korea’s missing pandas

A mystery in black and white: The curious case of North Korea’s missing pandas

China has gifted more pandas to the DPRK than any other country, but the animal ambassadors haven’t been seen for years

A mystery in black and white: The curious case of North Korea’s missing pandas
Yeji Chung
Yeji Chung August 11, 2023
Nicaragua and North Korea to open embassies in each others’ capitals: Managua

Nicaragua and North Korea to open embassies in each others’ capitals: Managua

Move would elevate ties between anti-US regimes to highest level in decades, though DPRK has yet to confirm plans

Nicaragua and North Korea to open embassies in each others’ capitals: Managua
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy August 10, 2023
Long before Travis King, Panmunjom tours had a history of death and defections

Long before Travis King, Panmunjom tours had a history of death and defections

Both North Korea and UN Command use tours to promote their version of history, but sometimes things don’t go to plan

Long before Travis King, Panmunjom tours had a history of death and defections
James Fretwell
James Fretwell August 10, 2023
Why North Korea’s partnership with Libya was not built to last
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Why North Korea’s partnership with Libya was not built to last

Pariah status drew disparate states together, but they pursued nuclear programs with very different goals

Why North Korea’s partnership with Libya was not built to last
Balazs Szalontai
Balazs Szalontai August 8, 2023
How a secret plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader spiraled out of control
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How a secret plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader spiraled out of control

South Korea enlisted criminals to seek revenge for attempt to kill president, only for plan to end in bloodshed in Seoul

How a secret plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader spiraled out of control
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 7, 2023
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