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September 20, 2020

Analysis & Opinion

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

North Korea Unlikely to Get Much from Rasun Changes

Xinhua, the Chinese state news agency, reported on March 8 that Li Longxi, a Communist Party of China (CPC) representative for the Yanbian Autonomous...

South Korean Government must Take an Active Role in North Korean Human Rights

The DailyNK met Therese Jebsen of The Rafto Foundation, a Norwegian human rights organization, who attended the 6th International Conference on North Korean Human...

The Ups and Downs of Government Intervention

Defectors held in Thai detention centers are not allowed to receive visitors outside their immediate family. Until May this year, local activists were also...

Protection Is The Least Thing North Korean Refugees Can Expect From The UNHCR.

Fifty-sixth session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's Program On October 3-7, the 56th session of the Executive Committee of the High Commissioner's...

Beck: North Korea Can Shout “Stop” in Destroying Nuclear Weapons.

The BDA issue, which has dragged the North Korean nuclear issue for four months and 10 days after the "February 13 Agreement", has been...

New Documents Shine Light on 70s Scheming

A new set of historical documents has been released to coincide with tomorrow's 40th anniversary of the July 4th, 1972 Inter-Korean Joint Communiqué, offering...

North Korean state security agent shares thoughts on sanctions, defectors and life in North...

As changes to the political situation on the Korean Peninsula continue in the wake of the inter-Korean, US-DPRK (abbreviation for North Korea's formal name)...

An Unexpected Place for New Ideas

Following the well-received April 25th publication of a column by Professor Bathelemy Courmont, Daily NK seized the opportunity to meet the man himself at...

Ms. Park Killed by Garrison Unit, Not Infantry

The North Korean soldier who shot the late Park Wang Ja was not a regular infantryman, who watches over military facilities, but it is...

Kim Jong Un’s promotion causes confusion

The first Workers’ Party Congress in 36 years concluded last week on May 9. The regime's propaganda machine worked tirelessly to spread the word that the...

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