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How North Korea navigates the labyrinth of Palestinian political divisions
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How North Korea navigates the labyrinth of Palestinian political divisions

Pyongyang has long refused to accept Israel’s right to exist but has taken evasive stance toward Hamas-PLO rivalry

How North Korea navigates the labyrinth of Palestinian political divisions
Balazs Szalontai
Balazs Szalontai October 18, 2023
The towering North Korean basketball star denied a shot at NBA glory

The towering North Korean basketball star denied a shot at NBA glory

7-foot-6 Ri Myong Hun would have been tallest player in league history, but sanctions and tensions scuppered his chances

The towering North Korean basketball star denied a shot at NBA glory
Yong Ja Hong
Yong Ja Hong October 16, 2023
Inside North Korea’s plot to assassinate South Korean leader with explosives

Inside North Korea’s plot to assassinate South Korean leader with explosives

Retired ROK Lt. Gen. Chun In-bum tells NK News about his experiences of deadly DPRK bombing in Burma 40 years ago

Inside North Korea’s plot to assassinate South Korean leader with explosives
James Fretwell
James Fretwell October 9, 2023
Saving Otto: Revisiting the medical mission to rescue an American in North Korea

Saving Otto: Revisiting the medical mission to rescue an American in North Korea

6 years after Otto Warmbier’s death, US officials shed new light on his treatment by regime and efforts to get him home

Saving Otto: Revisiting the medical mission to rescue an American in North Korea
Ramesh Reddy
Ramesh Reddy October 6, 2023
State media review: North Korea scoffs at ‘bravado’ of Seoul military parade
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State media review: North Korea scoffs at ‘bravado’ of Seoul military parade

An in-depth analysis of parade criticism, a new book on ‘puppet’ South Korea, China national day celebrations and more

State media review: North Korea scoffs at ‘bravado’ of Seoul military parade
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung October 5, 2023
Travis King wouldn’t be the first soldier in Korea to reject America for racism

Travis King wouldn’t be the first soldier in Korea to reject America for racism

Clarence Adams questioned why he should fight North Korea when the US discriminated against African Americans back home

Travis King wouldn’t be the first soldier in Korea to reject America for racism
James Fretwell
James Fretwell October 3, 2023
How a long-dead independence hero became embroiled in inter-Korean tensions
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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
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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
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