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July 12, 2020

Analysis & Opinion

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

Pence Cartoon: “Deflated”

Explanatory Note “Deflated” reveals the contradictions of North Korea’s response to COVID-19. The country still maintains that it has no COVID-19 cases, which is almost...

Why North Korean human rights still matter

If you’ve ever read North Korean state media, listened to its diplomats, or been subject to its apologists’ rants on social media, you know...

Pence Cartoon: “Game of Thrones”

Explanatory Note:  “Game of Thrones“ draws inspiration from news that Kim Yo Jong (KYJ), North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (KJU)’s sister, has become the...
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An open letter to Kim Yo Jong

I heard that your country is under a myriad of difficult circumstances. I understand that prolonged sanctions on North Korea and the suspension of...
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Pence Cartoon: “High Risk Bonds”

Explanatory Note:  The cartoon "High-Risk Bonds" draws inspiration from a series of recent Daily NK articles focusing on North Korea's wealthy entrepreneurial class, the donju...
Kim Jong Un at the fourth plenary session (plenum) of the 7th Term Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee [CC] held on April 10, 2019 constitution

What we know – and what we don’t – about Kim Jong Un’s absence

Rumors regarding the health of Kim Jong Un began following his absence from the “Day of the Sun,” a national holiday commemorating the birth...
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Kim Jong Un’s absolute power on display

North Korea’s main decision-making body, the General Political Bureau (GPB), held a meeting at the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party headquarters in Pyongyang...
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What Thae Yong Ho offers South Korea’s conservatives

Conservatism in South Korea has seen better days. Some of its problems are obvious: Scandals surrounding former President Park Geun Hye not only soured...
Kim Jong Un appears with a Mac computer and keyboard in March 2013

N. Korea is dropping hints for what’s to come this year – but what?

It’s not unusual for Korea Central Television (KCTV) to praise and idolize North Korea's Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un, but some interesting changes have...
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Tracking the history of North Korea’s “Bureau 11”

This article is part of a series written by Daily NK journalist Kim Jeong Hun entitled “North Korea’s Secret Stories.”  After North Korea suffered a...

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