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November 27, 2021

Analysis & Opinion

The latest analysis and opinion on North Korea by Daily NK staff and contributors.

Checking up on North Korean workers stranded in Russia

In late September, I traveled to Vladivostok for around ten days to check how the lives of North Korean workers in the country have...

North Koreans struggling with high prices, banknote shortages, and tougher ideological rules

Economic woes caused by the pandemic continue to affect the lives of North Koreans throughout the country. With the country is running low on...
Soldiers in Sinuiju, North Pyongan Province masks food rations arrested

The worsening plight of North Korean soldiers

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out last year, the lives of North Korean soldiers have become even more difficult than usual. Food shortages,...

[Interview] North Koreans respond to their government’s push for more “recycling”

North Korea is running into problems supplying raw materials and supplies due to protracted international sanctions and the suspension of trade in response to...

An Interview with NED President Carl Gershman

Daily NK recently conducted an interview with soon-to-be-retiring National Endowment for Democracy (NED) President Carl Gershman. NED is a long-time sponsor of Daily NK's...
XI Jinping made his first state visit to North Korea from June 20-21

The Party Is Not Forever

CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA – Human beings approaching 100 normally think about death. But political parties celebrating their centennial, as the Communist Party of China (CPC) will...

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