December 06, 2021

Misc.

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The stop and go success of a North Korean entrepreneur
COLUMN

The stop and go success of a North Korean entrepreneur

Even relatively successful people struggle to provide enough for their families in the DPRK

The stop and go success of a North Korean entrepreneur
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 22, 2021
New North Korean hotel opens after 10-year construction period

New North Korean hotel opens after 10-year construction period

State media touts opening of Jongbangsan Hotel amid complete halt to foreign tourism

New North Korean hotel opens after 10-year construction period
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 21, 2021
Combining travel and education on a North Korea study tour

Combining travel and education on a North Korea study tour

Studying Korean allows guests to stay in Pyongyang for a month, just long enough to get a feel for everyday life

Combining travel and education on a North Korea study tour
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson October 15, 2021
South Korean spy agency to support university program on counterespionage

South Korean spy agency to support university program on counterespionage

Deal with Seoul school aims to nurture security experts to counter cyber threats from North Korea, other countries

South Korean spy agency to support university program on counterespionage
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung October 14, 2021
A diplomat’s life: Learning to cope with leisure in Pyongyang

A diplomat’s life: Learning to cope with leisure in Pyongyang

Finding entertainment is not always easy, but foreigners can still enjoy movies, karaoke and other activities

A diplomat’s life: Learning to cope with leisure in Pyongyang
Taylor Darby
Taylor Darby October 13, 2021
Fasten your seatbelt: Traveling in Soviet chic on North Korea’s domestic flights

Fasten your seatbelt: Traveling in Soviet chic on North Korea’s domestic flights

Low demand and an aging fleet mean passengers can expect a unique trip but bumpy ride

Fasten your seatbelt: Traveling in Soviet chic on North Korea’s domestic flights
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson October 6, 2021
North Korean provinces see ‘dramatic’ decline in crop health: report

North Korean provinces see ‘dramatic’ decline in crop health: report

US think tank says DPRK may reap a smaller harvest amid lingering flood damage and self-described ‘food crisis’

North Korean provinces see ‘dramatic’ decline in crop health: report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell October 6, 2021
A freewheeling, ‘Ask Me Anything’ special – NKNews Podcast Ep. 203
Podcast

A freewheeling, ‘Ask Me Anything’ special – NKNews Podcast Ep. 203

The NK News team joins host Jacco Zwetsloot to celebrate 200 podcast episodes and answer readers' questions

A freewheeling, ‘Ask Me Anything’ special – NKNews Podcast Ep. 203
NK News
NK News October 5, 2021
A diplomat’s life: The pleasures of retail therapy in the North Korean capital

A diplomat’s life: The pleasures of retail therapy in the North Korean capital

A former diplomat in Pyongyang recounts the realities of shopping in the city and the propaganda purpose of many stores

A diplomat’s life: The pleasures of retail therapy in the North Korean capital
Taylor Darby
Taylor Darby September 27, 2021
Kim Yo Jong dangles possibility of inter-Korean summit, end-of-war declaration

Kim Yo Jong dangles possibility of inter-Korean summit, end-of-war declaration

The statement follows Washington’s interests in discussing the end-of-war declaration

Kim Yo Jong dangles possibility of inter-Korean summit, end-of-war declaration
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung September 25, 2021
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