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Kim Jong Un Stirs Up Loyalty of KPA Officers Ahead of Military Parade  
February 08, 2023

Kim Jong Un Stirs Up Loyalty of KPA Officers Ahead of Military Parade  

By Mitch Shin
In a speech marking the 75th anniversary of the Korean People’s Army (KPA), leader Kim Jong Un urged his military to faithfully inherit the revolutionary and fighting spirit. 

North Korea Calls for Perfecting War Preparedness 
February 07, 2023

North Korea Calls for Perfecting War Preparedness 

By Mitch Shin
During a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong Un, North Korea again showed its ceaseless efforts to strengthen its military capabilities.
North Korean Defectors in China Can’t Get COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatments
February 03, 2023

North Korean Defectors in China Can’t Get COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatments

By Lee Chae Un
As China’s COVID-19 case counts soar, “North Korean defectors in China can’t receive treatment even if they are infected,” one source said.

North Korea Reaffirms ‘Nuke for Nuke’ Stance Against US
February 02, 2023

North Korea Reaffirms ‘Nuke for Nuke’ Stance Against US

By Mitch Shin
Two days after the U.S. defense secretary’s visit to Seoul, the North Korean Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson published a statement to denounce Washington’s moves.

Russian Embassy Says North Korea Lifted Lockdown in Pyongyang
February 01, 2023

Russian Embassy Says North Korea Lifted Lockdown in Pyongyang

By Kim Tong-hyung
Last week, the embassy said that North Korea's capital was under an “intensified anti-epidemic period.”

Why Is North Korea Supporting Russia on Ukraine?
January 30, 2023

Why Is North Korea Supporting Russia on Ukraine?

By Mitch Shin
In her latest statement, Kim Yo Jong blamed the United States for “escalating the war” by sending tanks to Ukraine.  

North Korea Imposes 5-day Lockdown on Pyongyang
January 27, 2023

North Korea Imposes 5-day Lockdown on Pyongyang

By Mitch Shin
According to a post published by the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang, North Korea imposed a five-day lockdown on Pyongyang to contain infectious diseases.
North Korea Mines New Revenue Sources in Its Trade With China
January 26, 2023

North Korea Mines New Revenue Sources in Its Trade With China

By Troy Stangarone
The latest data shows Pyongyang is continuing to adapt to U.N. sanctions, while trade is beginning to rebound from pandemic lows.

Biden Nominates New Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues
January 24, 2023

Biden Nominates New Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues

By Mitch Shin
After the position lay vacant for six years, the U.S. finally has a nominee to tackle North Korean human rights issues.

Kim Jong Un Sends New Year’s Cards to Xi and Putin
January 18, 2023

Kim Jong Un Sends New Year’s Cards to Xi and Putin

By Mitch Shin
North Korean state media reported that Kim Jong Un sent New Year’s cards to leaders of various countries, including China and Russia.

Yoon Says North Korea Poses ‘Serious Threat’
January 11, 2023

Yoon Says North Korea Poses ‘Serious Threat’

By Mitch Shin
In an interview with the Associated Press, the South Korean president called Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal a direct threat to the South.
North Korea’s Strategic Build-Up
January 07, 2023

North Korea’s Strategic Build-Up

By Mitch Shin
After conducting a record number of missile launches in 2022, North Korea will narrow down the scope of its nuclear weapons development. 

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