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June 14, 2024

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Signs of military parade prep visible in Pyongyang ahead of possible Putin visit
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Signs of military parade prep visible in Pyongyang ahead of possible Putin visit

Satellite imagery shows construction in Kim Il Sung Square consistent with a parade, despite lack of marching practice

Signs of military parade prep visible in Pyongyang ahead of possible Putin visit
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 13, 2024
Why North Korea insists playing basketball makes you taller

Why North Korea insists playing basketball makes you taller

State propaganda has pushed dubious claim since 60s, and it may have even driven Kim Jong Un’s obsession with the sport

Why North Korea insists playing basketball makes you taller
Yong Ja Hong
Yong Ja Hong June 13, 2024
State media review: North Korea’s Harry Potter-loving child vlogger reappears
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State media review: North Korea’s Harry Potter-loving child vlogger reappears

An in-depth analysis of Kim Jong Un kissing kids, a cruel children’s animation, a letter for Putin and more

State media review: North Korea’s Harry Potter-loving child vlogger reappears
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung June 13, 2024
North Korea celebrates deaths of soldiers building greenhouses for Kim Jong Un

North Korea celebrates deaths of soldiers building greenhouses for Kim Jong Un

State media reveals two workers died during construction on leader’s pet project, holding up their sacrifice as example

North Korea celebrates deaths of soldiers building greenhouses for Kim Jong Un
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 13, 2024
ROK opposition leader charged with orchestrating remittances to North Korea

ROK opposition leader charged with orchestrating remittances to North Korea

Lee Jae-myung is accused of conspiring with officials to send $8M to the DPRK during his tenure as Gyeonggi governor

ROK opposition leader charged with orchestrating remittances to North Korea
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park | Lina Park June 12, 2024
Pyongyang airport terminal cleared of planes in sign of prep for Putin visit
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Pyongyang airport terminal cleared of planes in sign of prep for Putin visit

Similar activity seen just before past foreign leader visits, suggesting Russian leader could soon land in North Korea

Pyongyang airport terminal cleared of planes in sign of prep for Putin visit
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko June 12, 2024
The political conditions North Korea needs to successfully subjugate the South
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The political conditions North Korea needs to successfully subjugate the South

An invasion may look unlikely for now, but geopolitical changes around peninsula could one day inspire Pyongyang to act

The political conditions North Korea needs to successfully subjugate the South
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov June 10, 2024
Architect of 2018 military agreement with North Korea reflects on deal’s demise

Architect of 2018 military agreement with North Korea reflects on deal’s demise

In an interview with NK News, Choi Jong-kun talks recent inter-Korean tension and DPRK engagement going forward

Architect of 2018 military agreement with North Korea reflects on deal’s demise
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Joon Ha Park June 7, 2024
State media review: North Korea slams President Yoon over marine’s death
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State media review: North Korea slams President Yoon over marine’s death

An in-depth analysis of ROK criticism, celebrations for Children’s Day, a new monument and firework frenzy

State media review: North Korea slams President Yoon over marine’s death
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung June 6, 2024
North Korea expanding and rebuilding prison camps around country, imagery shows
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North Korea expanding and rebuilding prison camps around country, imagery shows

Construction at kyohwaso facilities known for forced labor comes as Kim Jong Un cracks down on foreign media consumption

North Korea expanding and rebuilding prison camps around country, imagery shows
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Ifang Bremer June 5, 2024
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