Insights

Monday 1st May, 2017
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Who is Lee Jungrok, and how did he get promoted to Minister of State Security? ...

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Friday 9th September, 2016
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In the era of informal market activity or the jangmadang generation of North Korea, it is almost essential for a woman to work. That means sending their children to North Korean private daycare....

Wednesday 7th September, 2016
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“Your face is as big as my fist!” In beauty-obsessed South Korea, this is a compliment; in North Korea, an insult....

Tuesday 6th September, 2016
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“Because North Korea is a very patriarchal society, I heard that the wives are very devoted to their husbands. Is that true?” South Korean men are taking an interest in North Korean women as poten...

Monday 22nd August, 2016
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New Focus correspondents report that two North Korean border security officers attempted an escape on the 17th of August, 2016....

Friday 19th August, 2016
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What are North Korean atheletes taught to say following their gold-medal wins?...

Thursday 18th August, 2016
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The story behind the lesser-known selfie between the North and South Korean women's archery team....

Tuesday 28th June, 2016
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The North Korean government has recently allowed the possession and sale of real estate for citizens, to a limited extent....

Monday 2nd May, 2016
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North Korean official accused of going to fortune teller...

Monday 25th April, 2016
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A national holiday in the name of the KPA...

Wednesday 30th March, 2016
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Under "military-first", it pays to impersonate the military first....