April 13, 2024

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How a long-dead independence hero became embroiled in inter-Korean tensions
COLUMN

How a long-dead independence hero became embroiled in inter-Korean tensions

Hong Beom-do, celebrated for fighting Japanese Empire, is now at center of South Korean debate over his communist ties

How a long-dead independence hero became embroiled in inter-Korean tensions
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov September 29, 2023
The days of ROK politicians visiting North Korea may be a thing of the past

The days of ROK politicians visiting North Korea may be a thing of the past

Trips to DPRK have long been way to win approval, but Lee Jae-myung’s legal troubles suggest costs now outweigh risks

The days of ROK politicians visiting North Korea may be a thing of the past
Justin Yeo
Justin Yeo September 28, 2023
Stranger than fiction: When North Korea kidnapped movie stars for Kim Jong Il

Stranger than fiction: When North Korea kidnapped movie stars for Kim Jong Il

Abduction of famed South Korean director and starlet ex-wife is testament to how far regime will go to get what it wants

Stranger than fiction: When North Korea kidnapped movie stars for Kim Jong Il
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia September 25, 2023
North Korea and the other 9/11: How the DPRK remembers Chile’s military coup
NK PRO

North Korea and the other 9/11: How the DPRK remembers Chile’s military coup

The US-backed overthrow of socialist Salvador Allende proved a major setback for Pyongyang’s interests in South America

North Korea and the other 9/11: How the DPRK remembers Chile’s military coup
Camilo Aguirre Torrini
Camilo Aguirre Torrini September 14, 2023
Lessons from four decades shaping US policy on North Korea – Ep. 306
Podcast

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
NK PRO

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
COLUMN

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
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