January 20, 2022

Inter-Korean

Information related to inter-Korean developments

UN Security Council schedules meeting on North Korea after several missile tests

UN Security Council schedules meeting on North Korea after several missile tests

China says ‘no plan’ for new UN sanctions while DPRK hints at possible return of nuclear and long-range missile tests

UN Security Council schedules meeting on North Korea after several missile tests
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung January 20, 2022
Fewest ever North Korean defectors reached South in 2021: Data

Fewest ever North Korean defectors reached South in 2021: Data

Unification ministry says just 63 defectors arrived last year, declining from more than 1,000 prior to pandemic controls

Fewest ever North Korean defectors reached South in 2021: Data
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 20, 2022
The North Korean studio that has animated a Christmas film and Italian cartoons

The North Korean studio that has animated a Christmas film and Italian cartoons

Newly sanctioned SEK Studio has worked with South Korean and European artists for decades, raising money for Pyongyang

The North Korean studio that has animated a Christmas film and Italian cartoons
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young January 19, 2022
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
Yoon Suk-yeol doubles down on preemptive strike to stop North Korean attack

Yoon Suk-yeol doubles down on preemptive strike to stop North Korean attack

Conservative presidential candidate says North Korea the ‘main enemy’ as opponents accuse him of anti-communist populism

Yoon Suk-yeol doubles down on preemptive strike to stop North Korean attack
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 17, 2022
Lee Jae-myung vows to resume joint tourism at North Korea’s Mount Kumgang

Lee Jae-myung vows to resume joint tourism at North Korea’s Mount Kumgang

Project has been shuttered since 2008, and Kim Jong Un appeared to turn his back on it in 2019

Lee Jae-myung vows to resume joint tourism at North Korea’s Mount Kumgang
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim 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
Lee Jae-myung urges rival to retract support for North Korea ‘preemptive strike’

Lee Jae-myung urges rival to retract support for North Korea ‘preemptive strike’

Progressive presidential candidate characterizes remarks as reckless, calls DPRK’s latest missile test a ‘provocation’

Lee Jae-myung urges rival to retract support for North Korea ‘preemptive strike’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 12, 2022
Kim Jong Un returns to guide North Korea’s steady missile advancements in 2022
NK PRO

Kim Jong Un returns to guide North Korea’s steady missile advancements in 2022

After third hypersonic test, North Korea is on pace for a busy year and might even launch its first ICBM since 2017

Kim Jong Un returns to guide North Korea’s steady missile advancements in 2022
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda January 12, 2022
Yoon Suk-yeol backs ‘preemptive strike’ to stop North Korean hypersonic attacks

Yoon Suk-yeol backs ‘preemptive strike’ to stop North Korean hypersonic attacks

North Korea claims to have tested two hypersonic missiles since September, with Tuesday’s test a probable third

Yoon Suk-yeol backs ‘preemptive strike’ to stop North Korean hypersonic attacks
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 11, 2022
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