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What the US Thinks It Learned About Kim Jong Un
September 18, 2020

What the US Thinks It Learned About Kim Jong Un

By Patrick M. Cronin
Dialogue with North Korea can deepen mutual understanding – or mutual mistrust.

How to Read Kim Jong Un’s Letters to President Trump
September 16, 2020

How to Read Kim Jong Un’s Letters to President Trump

By 38 North / Robert Carlin
Diplomatic correspondence has always been difficult to read. Here, a translation of what one of Kim's letters might look like in regular parlance.
North Korea’s Kim Urges Quick Recovery From Typhoon Damage
September 09, 2020

North Korea’s Kim Urges Quick Recovery From Typhoon Damage

By Associated Press
Kim Jong Un is seeking to bolster unity at home in the face of economic setbacks and external pressure.

Is North Korea Changing Its Approach to Journalism?
September 08, 2020

Is North Korea Changing Its Approach to Journalism?

By Tae-jun Kang
A new report from a North Korean university stresses the importance of using social media in reporting.

An Opportunity to End the Korean War: We Can’t Let This Slip Away
September 04, 2020

An Opportunity to End the Korean War: We Can’t Let This Slip Away

By Song Young Gil
The chair of South Korea's legislative foreign affairs committee argues that diplomacy with North Korea must remain a priority for the US, regardless of who wins the upcoming election.

North Korea Comes to Terms With Internal and External Challenges
August 25, 2020

North Korea Comes to Terms With Internal and External Challenges

By Ankit Panda
North Korea, like much of the world, is looking forward to 2021.

South Korea Reacts to News North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Is Delegating Power
August 24, 2020

South Korea Reacts to News North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Is Delegating Power

By Tae-jun Kang
The report has led to a wave of rumors – Kim in a coma? – and accusations – Seoul trying to “distract” the public from its own missteps.
North Korea Lifts Kaesong Lockdown, Rejects Foreign Aid
August 15, 2020

North Korea Lifts Kaesong Lockdown, Rejects Foreign Aid

By Associated Press
North Korea still hasn’t confirmed a single COVID case, but remains on alert, refusing to accept foreign aid due to fears of infection.

UN Report Underlines North Korea’s Continuing Nuclear Ambitions
August 07, 2020

UN Report Underlines North Korea’s Continuing Nuclear Ambitions

By Bruce Klingner
The new report affirms U.S. assessments of North Korea’s nuclear weapons.

North Korea Steps up Its War on COVID-19
August 06, 2020

North Korea Steps up Its War on COVID-19

By Gabriela Bernal
As North Korea doubles down on COVID-19 containment measures, local sources report several outbreaks.

North Korea Locks Down Kaesong Over Suspected COVID-19 Case
July 28, 2020

North Korea Locks Down Kaesong Over Suspected COVID-19 Case

By Associated Press
If confirmed, it would be the country’s first official case – and Pyongyang is already gearing up to blame Seoul.
Pompeo Downplays Possibility of Summit With North Korea
July 17, 2020

Pompeo Downplays Possibility of Summit With North Korea

By Associated Press
North Korea has said it will no longer agree to summits that are seen as disproportionately benefiting the U.S. president.

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