January 18, 2022

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Missile tests, train shipments and redefection, oh my! – NKNews Podcast Ep. 218
Podcast

Missile tests, train shipments and redefection, oh my! – NKNews Podcast Ep. 218

The NK News team discusses the DPRK’s rapid series of missile launches, a dramatic border crossing and other recent news

Missile tests, train shipments and redefection, oh my! – NKNews Podcast Ep. 218
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News January 18, 2022
North Korea reports zero COVID cases in wake of mass events in Pyongyang

North Korea reports zero COVID cases in wake of mass events in Pyongyang

DPRK says it tested 1,395 additional people during two-week period coinciding with party plenum, New Year’s Eve concert

North Korea reports zero COVID cases in wake of mass events in Pyongyang
Bryan Betts
Bryan Betts January 18, 2022
The new normal? Experts see little hope for full restart of North Korean trade
NK PRO

The new normal? Experts see little hope for full restart of North Korean trade

Even after resumption of overland trade, erratic policy-making and new virus strains could reverse progress in 2022

The new normal? Experts see little hope for full restart of North Korean trade
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Ethan Jewell January 17, 2022
North Korea and China resume trade by train across border: Chinese government

North Korea and China resume trade by train across border: Chinese government

Beijing foreign ministry statement follows reports that first rail shipment in 17 months crossed into DPRK on Monday

North Korea and China resume trade by train across border: Chinese government
Arius Derr
Arius Derr January 17, 2022
US court awards family of Otto Warmbier $240K seized from North Korean bank

US court awards family of Otto Warmbier $240K seized from North Korean bank

Ruling follows 2018 district court decision to award Warmbier family half a billion dollars in wrongful death suit

US court awards family of Otto Warmbier $240K seized from North Korean bank
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 17, 2022
North Korea wants women to bear children for the motherland. They aren’t.

North Korea wants women to bear children for the motherland. They aren’t.

The DPRK’s fertility rate is sliding down and its population aging despite the state’s pro-natalist policies

North Korea wants women to bear children for the motherland. They aren’t.
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov January 17, 2022
The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 7 to Jan. 13
NK PRO

The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 7 to Jan. 13

An analytical look at the latest hypersonic missile test, possible changes to COVID-19 controls and more

The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 7 to Jan. 13
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung January 13, 2022
UN food program unable to provide aid to hungry North Koreans since March 2021

UN food program unable to provide aid to hungry North Koreans since March 2021

World Food Program says DPRK’s pandemic measures remain ‘key challenge,’ as country appears to face food shortages

UN food program unable to provide aid to hungry North Koreans since March 2021
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 12, 2022
Disgraced ex-president uses North Korea issues to rebrand as champion of freedom

Disgraced ex-president uses North Korea issues to rebrand as champion of freedom

Park Geun-hye’s team picked several letters from defectors praising the former South Korean leader for bestselling book

Disgraced ex-president uses North Korea issues to rebrand as champion of freedom
James Fretwell
James Fretwell January 10, 2022
North Korea hints at more ‘advanced’ COVID policy after years of tight controls

North Korea hints at more ‘advanced’ COVID policy after years of tight controls

State media says policy to be ‘people-oriented’ and less reliant on regulations, but offers few specifics

North Korea hints at more ‘advanced’ COVID policy after years of tight controls
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 10, 2022
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