January 20, 2022

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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
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot 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
The contentious field of North Korean studies: Schools of thought and divisions
NK PRO

The contentious field of North Korean studies: Schools of thought and divisions

Analysts and researchers often disagree on core issues, from how to label the Kim regime to the DPRK’s nuclear program

The contentious field of North Korean studies: Schools of thought and divisions
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young September 24, 2021
Defector-author Jang Jin-sung cleared of suspicion over alleged rape, police say

Defector-author Jang Jin-sung cleared of suspicion over alleged rape, police say

Police will not forward case to prosecutors, citing insufficient evidence

Defector-author Jang Jin-sung cleared of suspicion over alleged rape, police say
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung September 24, 2021
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
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