March 04, 2021

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Seoul to spend $8 million on high-tech system that analyzes North Korea data

Unification ministry wants to build AI tool that can analyze DPRK-related files and make inferences about the future

Jeongmin Kim | Kelly Kasulis March 2, 2021

Michael Elleman, a ‘top expert’ on North Korean weapons, dies at 62

Friends and colleagues remember Elleman as a “great teacher” who once inspected missiles for the U.N.

Min Chao Choy February 22, 2021

Singapore dumped 4,632 boxes of red wine destined for North Korea

Authorities intercepted the shipment and customs destroyed in yet another crackdown on luxury goods

Min Chao Choy February 19, 2021

Two women accuse North Korean defector-poet Jang Jin-sung of rape

Prominent "Dear Leader" author denies allegations of rape, blackmail and sexual coercion

Jeongmin Kim | Kelly Kasulis | Won-Gi Jung February 16, 2021

COVID-19 outbreak in Chinese borderlands poses a threat to North Koreans

The Jilin province area had 473 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Jan. 29, just 60 miles from the DPRK-China border

Min Chao Choy January 29, 2021
COLUMN

Kim Jong Un’s nixed New Years speech shows just how stressed he really is

After an isolated year mired by economic hardship, the North Korean leader couldn’t be bothered with ceremonious remarks

Andrei Lankov January 1, 2021

Photos: North Korea congratulates itself for surviving 2020 in new picture book

The book celebrates Kim Jong Un’s accomplishments, but its contents imply that some goals were swept under the rug

Won-Gi Jung December 31, 2020
NK PRO

Kim Jong Un was elusive in 2020, but emerged for a surge of Politburo meetings

Reclusive or not, the North Korean leader may be vying for a more formal and inclusive governing style

Colin Zwirko December 28, 2020

Fearing frozen foods, North Korea leverages shaky science to warn of COVID-19

State media’s questionable list of coronavirus-spreading things is growing, from birds to snowflakes to frozen treats

Won-Gi Jung December 22, 2020

North Korea reveals controversial plans to redevelop Kumgang tourist area

Kim Jong Un called for the removal and replacement of South Korean facilities at the Kumgang tourist area in Oct. 2019

Chad O'Carroll December 19, 2020
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