April 13, 2024

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Why the coronavirus could sharpen the battle over sanctions relief for the DPRK

Why the coronavirus could sharpen the battle over sanctions relief for the DPRK

Difficulties in COVID-19 prevention could support the Chinese and Russian position that U.S.-led sanctions are too harsh

Why the coronavirus could sharpen the battle over sanctions relief for the DPRK
Anthony V. Rinna
Anthony V. Rinna March 4, 2020
Ask a North Korean: can money buy freedom in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: can money buy freedom in the DPRK?

"Money and bribes are far more important than in South Korea"

Ask a North Korean: can money buy freedom in the DPRK?
In-hua Kim March 3, 2020
North Korea in February 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead
NK PRO

North Korea in February 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead

An analysis of the main developments between February 1 and February 29

North Korea in February 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro March 3, 2020
A primer on the European Union’s North Korea sanctions – NKNews Podcast Ep.117
Podcast

A primer on the European Union’s North Korea sanctions – NKNews Podcast Ep.117

Virginie Battu-Henriksson discusses the role EU sanctions play in North Korea's denuclearization

A primer on the European Union’s North Korea sanctions – NKNews Podcast Ep.117
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot March 3, 2020
How North Korean laborers rediscovered capitalism in the 1990s

How North Korean laborers rediscovered capitalism in the 1990s

Following the collapse of the public distribution system, North Koreans began to sell their labor in order to survive

How North Korean laborers rediscovered capitalism in the 1990s
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov March 2, 2020
3920 people under quarantine in North Korea’s South Phyongan, Kangwon provinces

3920 people under quarantine in North Korea’s South Phyongan, Kangwon provinces

Amid coronavirus concerns, state media reports nearly 7000 now being held for "medical monitoring" in DPRK

3920 people under quarantine in North Korea’s South Phyongan, Kangwon provinces
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 1, 2020
Kim Jong Un sacks top officials for “corruption” in meeting on coronavirus

Kim Jong Un sacks top officials for “corruption” in meeting on coronavirus

North Korean leader in Politburo meeting pointed to "recent incident" also involving a Party cadre training base

Kim Jong Un sacks top officials for “corruption” in meeting on coronavirus
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 28, 2020
North Korean border to stay shut until coronavirus cure available, official says

North Korean border to stay shut until coronavirus cure available, official says

DPRK also extends winter vacation for students as quarantine measures taken across the country

North Korean border to stay shut until coronavirus cure available, official says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 27, 2020
WHO granted sanctions exemption for coronavirus prevention work in North Korea

WHO granted sanctions exemption for coronavirus prevention work in North Korea

Exemption is third for tackling COVID-19 as Pyongyang continues to report no cases of the illness

WHO granted sanctions exemption for coronavirus prevention work in North Korea
Jacob Fromer
Jacob Fromer February 27, 2020
Some European missions in Pyongyang to temporarily close amid coronavirus fears
NK PRO

Some European missions in Pyongyang to temporarily close amid coronavirus fears

Personnel from multiple missions to fly out via Vladivostok on Air Koryo flight next week

Some European missions in Pyongyang to temporarily close amid coronavirus fears
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 27, 2020