August 16, 2022

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North Korea in January 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in January 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from January 1, 2022 to January 31, 2022

North Korea in January 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro February 3, 2022
North Korea and Russia hold talks to ‘restore’ pandemic-hit trade

North Korea and Russia hold talks to ‘restore’ pandemic-hit trade

Talks between DPRK envoy and Russian Far East minister come after North Korea built up rail station near shared border

North Korea and Russia hold talks to ‘restore’ pandemic-hit trade
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 2, 2022
North Koreans must wait up to 3 months for goods from train shipments: Source
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North Koreans must wait up to 3 months for goods from train shipments: Source

Lengthy quarantine process at DPRK-China border means high prices and shortages likely to continue despite trade restart

North Koreans must wait up to 3 months for goods from train shipments: Source
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Colin Zwirko January 27, 2022
Surge of iron alloy drives North Korea’s spike in exports to China in December
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Surge of iron alloy drives North Korea’s spike in exports to China in December

Chinese customs data also shows increased DPRK imports of a variety of consumer goods, including dairy and honey

Surge of iron alloy drives North Korea’s spike in exports to China in December
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 21, 2022
The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 14 to Jan. 20
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The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 14 to Jan. 20

An analytical look at Donald Trump’s gifts to Kim Jong Un, a fertilizer campaign, propaganda on ‘model’ wives and more

The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 14 to Jan. 20
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung January 20, 2022
North Korea received third cargo train shipment from China on Wednesday: Video

North Korea received third cargo train shipment from China on Wednesday: Video

Footage from Japanese outlet shows daily rail trade since Monday restart, though unclear how long activity will continue

North Korea received third cargo train shipment from China on Wednesday: Video
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 20, 2022
North Korea-China trade crashes to lowest level in decades in 2021: Data

North Korea-China trade crashes to lowest level in decades in 2021: Data

Latest figures for December bring yearly total to just $320 million, as COVID-19 restrictions depress trade

North Korea-China trade crashes to lowest level in decades in 2021: Data
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 18, 2022
The new normal? Experts see little hope for full restart of North Korean trade
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The new normal? Experts see little hope for full restart of North Korean trade

Even after resumption of overland trade, erratic policy-making and new virus strains could reverse progress in 2022

The new normal? Experts see little hope for full restart of North Korean trade
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | Ethan Jewell January 17, 2022
North Korea and China resume trade by train across border: Chinese government

North Korea and China resume trade by train across border: Chinese government

Beijing foreign ministry statement follows reports that first rail shipment in 17 months crossed into DPRK on Monday

North Korea and China resume trade by train across border: Chinese government
Arius Derr
Arius Derr January 17, 2022
4 flights, 63 defectors and 670K barrels of oil: North Korea’s 2021 in numbers
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4 flights, 63 defectors and 670K barrels of oil: North Korea’s 2021 in numbers

Data tells the story of a year in which DPRK retreated even further inward as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on

4 flights, 63 defectors and 670K barrels of oil: North Korea’s 2021 in numbers
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell January 5, 2022
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