December 04, 2021

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When a Czechoslovak diplomat bemoaned the Prague Spring from Pyongyang

When a Czechoslovak diplomat bemoaned the Prague Spring from Pyongyang

Czechoslovakia played a unique role on the Korean Peninsula during the Cold War, rubbing some the wrong way

When a Czechoslovak diplomat bemoaned the Prague Spring from Pyongyang
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy September 23, 2021
NK Pro briefing: Why satellite imagery plays a critical role in DPRK research
NK PRO

NK Pro briefing: Why satellite imagery plays a critical role in DPRK research

Andrew Brockfield and Colin Zwirko discuss how satellites help track everything from flooding to sanctions breaches

NK Pro briefing: Why satellite imagery plays a critical role in DPRK research
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll September 23, 2021
A diplomat’s life: The uncertainty and tedium of lockdown in North Korea

A diplomat’s life: The uncertainty and tedium of lockdown in North Korea

A former diplomat in Pyongyang gives a first-person account of how authorities responded to the pandemic

A diplomat’s life: The uncertainty and tedium of lockdown in North Korea
Taylor Darby
Taylor Darby September 20, 2021
The eccentric South Korean intellectual in Pyongyang’s employ

The eccentric South Korean intellectual in Pyongyang’s employ

Song Du-yul acted as an enthusiastic propagandist for the regime and likely held a prominent role in the bureaucracy

The eccentric South Korean intellectual in Pyongyang’s employ
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov September 16, 2021
How Xi Jinping’s growing personality cult differs from Kim family worship

How Xi Jinping’s growing personality cult differs from Kim family worship

North Korea’s idolatry is rooted in past accomplishments while China’s Xi stakes his legitimacy on future performance

How Xi Jinping’s growing personality cult differs from Kim family worship
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young September 13, 2021
No new ballistic missiles shown at overnight parade in Pyongyang

No new ballistic missiles shown at overnight parade in Pyongyang

North Korea marks 73rd founding anniversary with third nighttime procession in past year, but leaves out major weapons

No new ballistic missiles shown at overnight parade in Pyongyang
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung September 8, 2021
When North Korea shined at the ‘Olympics of the Left’
COLUMN

When North Korea shined at the ‘Olympics of the Left’

Before North Korean athletes ever participated in the Olympic games, they found success at GANEFO in Indonesia

When North Korea shined at the ‘Olympics of the Left’
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson September 3, 2021
North Korean diplomat dies after car accident in Vladivostok

North Korean diplomat dies after car accident in Vladivostok

Source confirms deaths of two North Koreans, including consul to Khabarovsk, after their SUV reportedly overturned

North Korean diplomat dies after car accident in Vladivostok
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll September 1, 2021
A North Korean culinary odyssey: What it’s really like eating in Pyongyang

A North Korean culinary odyssey: What it’s really like eating in Pyongyang

Foreign travelers can dine at a surprising assortment of Korean and international restaurants in the capital city

A North Korean culinary odyssey: What it’s really like eating in Pyongyang
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson August 27, 2021
COVAX offers almost 3 million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to North Korea

COVAX offers almost 3 million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to North Korea

WHO representative to DPRK says country could successfully manage vaccine rollout with ‘adequate’ support

COVAX offers almost 3 million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine to North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 19, 2021
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