May 29, 2024

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Timeline: From North Korea’s nuclear rocket salvo to the next ‘great person’ 
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Timeline: From North Korea’s nuclear rocket salvo to the next ‘great person’ 

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from March 1 to March 31, 2024

Timeline: From North Korea’s nuclear rocket salvo to the next ‘great person’ 
NK Pro
NK Pro April 3, 2024
North Korean soccer star lands at DPRK club after sanctions derail Europe career

North Korean soccer star lands at DPRK club after sanctions derail Europe career

Pro-regime outlet reports Han Kwang Song now on top April 25 team, and expert says he’s unlikely to play overseas again

North Korean soccer star lands at DPRK club after sanctions derail Europe career
Joe Smith
Joe Smith March 27, 2024
Own goal: Why North Korea suddenly axed plans for World Cup qualifier vs Japan

Own goal: Why North Korea suddenly axed plans for World Cup qualifier vs Japan

Experts say reversal points to incoherent decision-making by a divided leadership weighing the future of COVID policies

Own goal: Why North Korea suddenly axed plans for World Cup qualifier vs Japan
Joe Smith
Joe Smith | Shreyas Reddy March 26, 2024
North Korean soccer team to face Japan in Pyongyang this month as scheduled

North Korean soccer team to face Japan in Pyongyang this month as scheduled

AFC says men’s World Cup qualifier will not be relocated, setting stage for return of international sport to DPRK

North Korean soccer team to face Japan in Pyongyang this month as scheduled
Joe Smith
Joe Smith March 12, 2024
Japan-born North Korean soccer player joins South Korean domestic team

Japan-born North Korean soccer player joins South Korean domestic team

Ri Yong-jik moves to Anyang FC after 11 year career in Japan, becoming latest North Korean to play for ROK club

Japan-born North Korean soccer player joins South Korean domestic team
Joe Smith
Joe Smith March 8, 2024
Soccer association sends inspectors to North Korea ahead of World Cup qualifier

Soccer association sends inspectors to North Korea ahead of World Cup qualifier

AFC reportedly examining condition of stadium and hotels to determine if March 26 match against Japan can go ahead

Soccer association sends inspectors to North Korea ahead of World Cup qualifier
Joe Smith
Joe Smith March 5, 2024
North Korea in February 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in February 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from February 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024

North Korea in February 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro March 1, 2024
A job like no other: Inside North Korea’s bid to recruit a German soccer coach

A job like no other: Inside North Korea’s bid to recruit a German soccer coach

Gert Engels visited the DPRK to consider a job coaching the country’s best team, but authorities made it hard to leave

A job like no other: Inside North Korea’s bid to recruit a German soccer coach
Joe Smith
Joe Smith February 28, 2024
Pyongyang International Film Festival set to return after 4-year hiatus

Pyongyang International Film Festival set to return after 4-year hiatus

Annual event typically open to international audiences but unclear whether regime will relent on travel controls

Pyongyang International Film Festival set to return after 4-year hiatus
Joe Smith
Joe Smith February 13, 2024
Ask a North Korean: What was it like playing soccer professionally in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: What was it like playing soccer professionally in the DPRK?

A defector writes about his training schedule and the hurdles he faced trying to represent his country

Ask a North Korean: What was it like playing soccer professionally in the DPRK?
David February 13, 2024