February 19, 2020

Inter-Korean

Information related to inter-Korean developments

Prominent former North Korean diplomat to run in upcoming South Korean elections

Thae Yong-ho to stand as a candidate for the conservative Liberty Korea Party, official says

Oliver Hotham February 10, 2020

U.S.-ROK working group meeting held in Seoul to discuss North Korea

Inter-Korean issues likely discussed, while MOU insists "independent tourism" not a matter of U.S.-ROK consultation

Jeongmin Kim February 10, 2020

What to expect next at Mount Kumgang after the coronavirus delay

The Wuhan virus outbreak has only postponed demolition - it remains to be seen what Seoul can salvage from the dispute

Aidan Foster-Carter February 7, 2020
NK PRO

Timeline: from the "head-on breakthrough battle" policy to the novel coronavirus

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from December 31 - January 31

NK Pro February 4, 2020
NK PRO

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

NK Pro has conducted an in-depth analytic review of news on the peninsula for the period between January 1 and 31

NK Pro February 3, 2020

Unconverted political prisoners, and inter-Korean romance, in DPRK fiction

Stories based (very) loosely on the real-life repatriations of prisoners from South to North became popular in the 2000s

Tatiana Gabroussenko January 31, 2020

North Korea to postpone planned demolition of Mt. Kumgang facilities, South says

Decision aimed at further preventing spread of novel coronavirus: MOU

Oliver Hotham January 30, 2020

Inter-Korean office at Kaesong "temporarily closed" amid coronavirus fears: MOU

Shut down comes as North Korean party daily promises "revolutionary countermeasures" to 2019-nCoV spread

Jeongmin Kim January 29, 2020

The Flower of Unification: how a girl from the South became an icon in the North

Lim Su-kyung's 1989 Pyongyang visit shows how close, and yet how far apart, the two Koreas were and remain to this day

James Fretwell January 29, 2020
NK PRO

How foreign media is changing the ways North Koreans view the outside world

New technology is allowing ordinary people to access sources of information other than Party-approved state media

Jonathan R. Corrado January 28, 2020