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Moon Jae-in’s Stalled Odyssey to Peace in Korea
July 28, 2021

Moon Jae-in’s Stalled Odyssey to Peace in Korea

By Chung-in Moon
President Moon’s Korea Peace Initiative has faced mixed results and daunting challenges, but there are no better options.

North, South Korea Agree to Reopen Communication Channels
July 27, 2021

North, South Korea Agree to Reopen Communication Channels

By Mitch Shin
With only eight months left in President Moon’s term, the two Koreas surprisingly agreed to restore channels and improve ties.
Hotels and Free Wi-Fi Are Sitting Ducks for North Korean Cybercriminals
July 27, 2021

Hotels and Free Wi-Fi Are Sitting Ducks for North Korean Cybercriminals

By Jason Bartlett
North Korea has a track record of conducting sophisticated cyberattacks from unexpected locations through highly creative means.

North Korean Oil Tanker Stops in Chinese Port in the First Recorded Visit Since 2017
July 24, 2021

North Korean Oil Tanker Stops in Chinese Port in the First Recorded Visit Since 2017

By Leo Byrne
It’s the first time since tight U.N. sanctions on the North’s oil imports went into effect that Pyongyang has openly sent a tanker to China.

The World Must Not Forgot North Korea’s Crimes Against Humanity
July 22, 2021

The World Must Not Forgot North Korea’s Crimes Against Humanity

By Benedict Rogers
Seven years after a damning U.N. report on North Korea’s human rights abuses, nothing has changed.

North Korea in a Nutshell
July 20, 2021

North Korea in a Nutshell

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Kongdan Oh.

North Korea May Be Using 5G Technology to Monitor Its Border With China
July 15, 2021

North Korea May Be Using 5G Technology to Monitor Its Border With China

By Seulkee Jang
North Korean authorities installed new surveillance cameras near the Yalu River in Sinuiju last month, according to a source in the country.
Embracing Shared Interests, Mis-remembering History: South Korean Diaspora Outreach
July 10, 2021

Embracing Shared Interests, Mis-remembering History: South Korean Diaspora Outreach

By Victoria Kim
Acknowledgement of the social and cultural ties between the ethnic Korean diasporas in Mexico and Eurasia and South Korea dovetailed with extant economic and political interests.

South Korea’s Intelligence Agency Confirms North Korean Cyberattacks 
July 09, 2021

South Korea’s Intelligence Agency Confirms North Korean Cyberattacks 

By Mitch Shin
An NIS briefing contained new information on North Korea’s cyberattacks, as well as political developments.

Can North Korea Survive Without Its Chairman?
July 02, 2021

Can North Korea Survive Without Its Chairman?

By Chan Young Bang
For all intents and purposes, Kim Jong Un is the DPRK. Such a system won't survive a leadership transition at this juncture.

Kim Jong Un’s Comments Reflect Growing Fear Over North Korea’s Food Crisis 
June 30, 2021

Kim Jong Un’s Comments Reflect Growing Fear Over North Korea’s Food Crisis 

By Mitch Shin
The COVID-19 pandemic and U.S.-led economic sanctions have pushed the North toward an economic catastrophe.
North Korea’s Economy Continues to Show Warning Signs
June 25, 2021

North Korea’s Economy Continues to Show Warning Signs

By Seulkee Jang
North Korean commodity prices skyrocket in some regions while currency exchange rates continue to plummet.

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