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September 24, 2019
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Behind the only known student uprising in North Korea

Ethnic Chinese (also called hwagyo, or "overseas Chinese") hold a unique place in North Korean society. This is due largely in part to North...
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Two perspectives of one North Korean Potemkin village

A North Korean Potemkin Village  People view North Korea in two different ways. For example, take a look at the picture above. You can see...
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North Korea continues showdown with the US, seeks “new path”

Although US-South Korean military drills have ended, it appears unlikely that US-North Korean talks will resume anytime soon. The US seems to be waiting...
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North Korea voices support for China’s position on Hong Kong demonstrations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZTFOB7Vo7o Mass protests triggered by repatriation laws proposed by the Chinese Hong Kong authorities are now entering their third month with no signs of abatement....
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New missile launches put Pyongyang citizens in harm’s way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffXpe1AY6mk Early on the morning of Saturday August 10, North Korea fired another round of missiles from the Hamhung area towards the East Sea. The...
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North Korea’s provocations dim tourism prospects with the South

https://youtu.be/aO4CpZC01G4 Early in the morning of August 6, North Korea launched several short-range missiles from a western base in South Hwanghae Province overland towards the...
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North Korea’s weapons programs comes at the expense of its people

This week’s Rodong Sinmun showed Kim Jong Un inspecting a newly-built submarine and providing guidance during the demonstration of a new tactical guided weapon. During...

Rodong Sinmun caught between “reality and propaganda”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh7bsYA2n44 Two recent editorials published by in North Korea's Rodong Sinmun merit a closer look: a July 1 piece entitled, ‘Let Us Further Deepen Education...

Kim Jong Un went to Panmunjom to reinforce North Korea’s nuclear power status, says...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRBE4wkp1fY Following the surprising Kim-Trump meeting at Panmunjom on June 30, excitement grew around the possibility of denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula. On...
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stand on the North Korean side of the DMZ in Panmujom on June 30

Future of US-DPRK talks depend on Trump’s actions

The recent meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was only possible because of the US president. On...

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