Reports

News and analysis on events unfolding in North Korea.

Wednesday 8th March, 2017
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North Korea is one of the few countries in the world where International Women’s Day is a national holiday – well, sort of....

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Monday 10th April, 2017
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How effective are South Korean attempts to penetrate North Korea's media wall by radio?...

Friday 17th February, 2017
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North Korean ex-ambassador Thae Yongho attended an international conference hosted by the Institute for National Security Strategy (INSS) where he participated in a discussion about security in Northe...

Sunday 5th February, 2017
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Kim Won-hong, Minister of State Security and close aide to Kim Jong Un, was dismissed just a few days ago. It has also been reported that some officials were executed....

Wednesday 30th November, 2016
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Despite UN sanctions, China has been reportedly exporting fuel by train from a Dandong military fuel supply centre to North Korea, according to a report by Radio Free Asia. ...

Wednesday 30th November, 2016
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While the price of rice remains high, potatoes normally used for animal feed have been rationed out to some North Koreans due to food shortages....

Thursday 29th September, 2016
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"These floods should have been an opportunity for the North Korean state to reconstruct infrastructure from scratch."...

Wednesday 25th May, 2016
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Sanctions see ruling party timelines move but its policies unmoved...

Monday 11th April, 2016
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Two oil tankers derailed in North Korea...

Tuesday 16th February, 2016
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The budget documents for “Enshrine-the-Statue Campaign” states the appropriation for building the statues to be $600,000. Yet, the appropriated amount is merely minimum cost for building the statu...

Thursday 14th January, 2016
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In the past, people in the DPRK have been proud of nuclear test success and its power to defend the state. But the public opinion recently turned against nuclear weapons; people’s recognition on the...