Yongbyon Nuclear Complex: New evidence of increased activity

Evidence suggests that North Korea is ramping up production of plutonium and uranium nuclear materials at the radiochemical laboratory and uranium enrichment facility in...
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Shattered Dreams: The tragic journey of North Korean defectors in China

COVID-19 completely changed the fate of Eun-hye (pseudonym), a North Korean defector in her 30s who was living quietly as the wife of a...

N. Korea’s recent exhibition in Russia only shows how backwards it is

An exhibition of North Korean products was held in Vladivostok on July 26, just one week after a summit between the leaders of the...
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Satellite imagery shows production underway at Kaesong complex

I recently reviewed recent developments at the Kaesong Industrial Complex using satellite imagery. Thermal infrared data from NASA's Landsat-8 satellite was used to analyze...

Scorching nights in Pyongyang: Heatwave grips city amid climate change

As climate change intensifies, global temperatures are rising at an alarming rate. Recent reports indicate extreme heat waves, with temperatures soaring to 52 degrees...
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One N. Korean worker’s tale of exploitation and desperation in China

In the fall of 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, a Chinese middle manager approached Yong-hee (pseudonym), a North Korean worker in...

North Korea’s new Kim Jong Un solo badge is significant

North Korea's Korean Central TV broadcast news of the second day of the Eighth Party Central Committee's 10th Plenary Session on June 30, showing...

Satellite imagery reveals Ansok Tideland may have poor rice harvest this year

Recent analysis of satellite imagery focusing on rice cultivation in the Ansok Tideland, located in Ongchon County, South Pyongan Province, has revealed a concerning...

Satellite imagery shows drainage ditch being built near Pyongsan uranium mill

Satellite imagery suggests that a drainage ditch is being built at a settling basin at the Pyongsan Uranium Concentrate Plant. High-resolution images recently taken...
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Refused asylum to S. Korea, N. Korean defector dies on the streets of Russia

As the world lived in fear of COVID-19 in the year 2020, a North Korean (identified here as "A") managed to escape from a...

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