October 02, 2022

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North Korean crops improve little despite Kim Jong Un’s food fixation
NK PRO

North Korean crops improve little despite Kim Jong Un’s food fixation

NK Pro analysis shows North Korean crop health has stagnated despite regime’s efforts to alleviate food shortages

North Korean crops improve little despite Kim Jong Un’s food fixation
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 30, 2022
‘They taught me how to love’: North Korea’s latest selfie propaganda

‘They taught me how to love’: North Korea’s latest selfie propaganda

Vlog-style video features woman praising the army as Pyongyang continues its new-look media campaign

‘They taught me how to love’: North Korea’s latest selfie propaganda
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll September 30, 2022
North Korea announces new nationwide mask mandate weeks after COVID ‘victory’

North Korea announces new nationwide mask mandate weeks after COVID ‘victory’

Mandatory masking to restart Saturday in effort to fight ‘flu and infectious diseases' during cold weather months

North Korea announces new nationwide mask mandate weeks after COVID ‘victory’
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 29, 2022
What the CIA knows (and doesn’t know) about North Korea – Ep. 255
Podcast

What the CIA knows (and doesn’t know) about North Korea – Ep. 255

Soo Kim explains how analysts interpret information coming out of Pyongyang and find signals in the noise

What the CIA knows (and doesn’t know) about North Korea – Ep. 255
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News September 27, 2022
North Korean hackers using NFTs to steal and launder funds: UN report
NK PRO

North Korean hackers using NFTs to steal and launder funds: UN report

DPRK has been linked to multiple NFT schemes, and expert says it could manipulate token values to drive illicit gains

North Korean hackers using NFTs to steal and launder funds: UN report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 26, 2022
US aircraft carrier arrives in ROK in show of force against North Korean threats

US aircraft carrier arrives in ROK in show of force against North Korean threats

USS Ronald Reagan to join joint drills with South Korea as allies boost deterrence against DPRK threats

US aircraft carrier arrives in ROK in show of force against North Korean threats
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 23, 2022
Ask a North Korean: What it’s like to be a boxer in the North Korean military

Ask a North Korean: What it’s like to be a boxer in the North Korean military

DPRK regards military athletes as akin to combatants in war, and the results can be fatal

Ask a North Korean: What it’s like to be a boxer in the North Korean military
Sersong Han
Sersong Han September 22, 2022
Canadian frigate embarks on North Korea sanctions monitoring mission

Canadian frigate embarks on North Korea sanctions monitoring mission

HMCS Vancouver and two aircraft to patrol Indo-Pacific to counter illicit activities supporting DPRK’s weapons programs

Canadian frigate embarks on North Korea sanctions monitoring mission
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 21, 2022
Taiwanese firm’s ‘permissiveness’ undercuts North Korea sanctions: UN report

Taiwanese firm’s ‘permissiveness’ undercuts North Korea sanctions: UN report

Investigators say Cheng Chiun Shipping Agency ‘inconsistent’ about alleged role in illicit oil procurement scheme

Taiwanese firm’s ‘permissiveness’ undercuts North Korea sanctions: UN report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 20, 2022
Seoul’s censorship of North Korean media violates South Koreans’ right to know

Seoul’s censorship of North Korean media violates South Koreans’ right to know

International law guarantees the right to receive information, though few in ROK government will defend this principle

Seoul’s censorship of North Korean media violates South Koreans’ right to know
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser September 19, 2022
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