December 02, 2022

History

Information related to North Korean history

Pyongyang diary: A cellist’s personal account of music diplomacy to North Korea

Pyongyang diary: A cellist’s personal account of music diplomacy to North Korea

Carter Brey of the New York Philharmonic shares his behind-the-scenes story of a historic concert in the DPRK

Pyongyang diary: A cellist’s personal account of music diplomacy to North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Jeongmin Kim March 2, 2022
Review: Offering red pill about North Korea, new book instead jettisons truth

Review: Offering red pill about North Korea, new book instead jettisons truth

While aiming to humanize North Koreans, Felix Abt’s latest presents misleading critiques of Western narratives

Review: Offering red pill about North Korea, new book instead jettisons truth
David Tizzard
David Tizzard March 1, 2022
North Korea-Ukraine relations: Why the DPRK stands to support Russia’s invasion
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North Korea-Ukraine relations: Why the DPRK stands to support Russia’s invasion

Pyongyang will continue to side with longtime ally Moscow, as long as it continues to undermine sanctions on DPRK

North Korea-Ukraine relations: Why the DPRK stands to support Russia’s invasion
James Fretwell
James Fretwell February 25, 2022
How a North Korean businessman’s high-rise dreams came crashing down
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How a North Korean businessman’s high-rise dreams came crashing down

A defector’s memoir illuminates how private entrepreneurs, relying on bribery, drove a construction boom in Pyongyang

How a North Korean businessman’s high-rise dreams came crashing down
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 25, 2022
The Unification movement and opening up North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep. 223
Podcast

The Unification movement and opening up North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep. 223

Tom McDevitt discusses Sun Myung Moon's meeting with Kim Il Sung

The Unification movement and opening up North Korea – NKNews Podcast Ep. 223
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News February 22, 2022
How North Korea’s rock-bottom credit rating hampers major development plans

How North Korea’s rock-bottom credit rating hampers major development plans

North Korea must take reforms more seriously to capitalize on high financial literacy in the country, experts say

How North Korea’s rock-bottom credit rating hampers major development plans
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch February 22, 2022
When North Korea and China hosted an Olympics for prisoners of war

When North Korea and China hosted an Olympics for prisoners of war

The bizarre episode during the Korean War was an attempt to brainwash captured soldiers into believing in communism

When North Korea and China hosted an Olympics for prisoners of war
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia February 18, 2022
The man who invented North Korea’s Juche ideology – NKNews Podcast Ep. 222
Podcast

The man who invented North Korea’s Juche ideology – NKNews Podcast Ep. 222

John Cha discusses the life and philosophy of Hwang Jang-yop, the one-time mentor to Kim Jong Il who defected in 1997

The man who invented North Korea’s Juche ideology – NKNews Podcast Ep. 222
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News February 15, 2022
Top Sri Lankan official admits to arms deal with North Korea, then backtracks

Top Sri Lankan official admits to arms deal with North Korea, then backtracks

Reported deal using black market money during island’s bloody civil war may have violated sanctions, experts say

Top Sri Lankan official admits to arms deal with North Korea, then backtracks
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell February 7, 2022
North Korea’s got 99 problems and rural development is one

North Korea’s got 99 problems and rural development is one

2022 focus on agriculture reflects both growing food insecurity and Maoist-inspired efforts to improve countryside life

North Korea’s got 99 problems and rural development is one
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young February 4, 2022
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