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March 7, 2021

Analysis & Opinion

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

Parsing what was noteworthy from Kim Jong Un’s closing address

The Eighth Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea ended on Jan. 12. It continued for eight days after starting on Jan. 5. The...
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Ordinary people’s distrust of financial institutions remains strong

Banks are some of the least trusted institutions in North Korea. Faith in them completely eroded after the currency reform of 2009. Because of...
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Observing the “Immovable Object”: An interview with A.B. Abrams on North Korea

Daily NK contributor Gabriela Bernal recently posed a number of questions to A.B. Abrams, the author of a new book about North Korea called "Immovable...
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Why North Korea is not Biden’s top priority

With President-elect Joe Biden’s first term in the Oval Office coming up, President Donald Trump’s last term is coming to a close, and with...

What has happened to the rule of law in South Korea?

"'The principle of clarity,' an expression of the principle of a constitutional state, is required for all legislation restricting basic rights. If a criminal...

Pence Cartoon: “Childproofing”

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Pence Cartoon: “Gimjang Cop-out”

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Diplomacy over human rights: Where is the red line?

A former human rights lawyer as president, the former UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights as foreign minister, and a long-time pro-democracy activist...

Pence Cartoon: “No Country for Free Voters”

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Pence Cartoon: “Spooky”

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