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February 24, 2020

Analysis & Opinion

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

Can Kim Jong Il Implement the Declaration of His Nuclear Programs?

With 13 days remaining, North Korea has to disable its Yongbyon nuclear facility and declare nuclear programs by December 31st. The project to...
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Moving further and further away from a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula

Editor’s Note: Thae Yong Ho was serving as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he chose to defect with his family...

Behind the Four-Line Statement

The statement published on July 16th by Chosun Central News Agency caught my attention. It read, “1) A Chosun Workers’ Party Central Committee Politburo...

Steps toward denuclearization necessary before summits, says former North Korean deputy ambassador

Celebrations at Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang at the closing of the 7th Party Congress in 2016. Image: Yonhap News AgencyKim Jong...

The world is changing around Donald Trump

Hackers tied to Kim Jong Un's regime stole blueprints and other information about warships and submarines last year when they broke into one of...

Comprehensive Approach Reconvention of Six Party Talks Cannot Solve

Professor Aaron Friedberg of Princeton University and former advocate to U.S. Vice-president Dick Cheney stated at a U.S. congress hearing on the 21st that...

Japanese Advocate Working Tirelessly for NK Refugees in Thailand

The situation for North Korean refugees in Thailand is better now than it was a few years ago, explains Tomoharu Ebihara, the director of...

An Obvious and Important Assignment

It has been one year since the third generation succession of Kim Jong Eun began publicly. For the last year there have been no...

Much Effort to put on the ‘4+1 Acts’

The Grand National Party (GNP) declared that it will put much effort in adoption of the acts on South Korean abductees in North Korea,...

North Korea Test-fired Coastal Missiles to Create Tension

The analysis has been proposed that North Korea initiating the testing of a large quantity of coastal missile in the West Sea immediately after...

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