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November 21, 2019
Pyongyang Housing

A glimpse into North Korea’s housing permit system

According to regulations stipulated by housing use permits, North Koreans are required to complete the residential registration process within 15 days and move into...

Impact of Xi’s planned visit to North Korea on the country’s civilian economy

Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to North Korea on June 20-21 has garnered significant international interest on the impact it will have on the...
The Pyongyang 2425, North Korea's latest smartphone model

North Korea’s latest smartphone made by Chinese manufacturer

After running a search for the “identity number” of North Korea’s newest smartphone, the Pyongyang 2425, which North Korea alleges is produced by its...
Gas stations on the outskirts of Pyongyang

Why are fuel prices falling in North Korea?

International oil prices have increased steadily since the start of the year, but fuel prices in North Korea are currently falling as strong international...
Kim Jong Un visits air force unit in this photo released by KCNA on April 17.

Kim Jong Un visits two military facilities in as many days

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently paid a visit to an air force base providing air cover for Pyongyang on April 16 -...

Increasing autonomy for North Korean enterprises

North Korea has been pursuing systemic improvements that are improving the autonomy of its enterprises, say North Korean experts. Hong Jae Hwan, a research fellow...

North Korea assumes increasingly aggressive stance toward South Korea

North Korea has continued to demand a speedy implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration while raising its criticism of the South Korean government. Uriminzokkiri, a North...

For Kim Jong Un, following the China and Vietnam model means leading with light...

In his first public appearance following diplomatic forays in Singapore and Beijing, Kim Jong Un saw it fit to pay a visit to the...

Hot and cold: deeper reasons for summit developments

Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea reached a fever pitch following President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel the planned June 12 summit in...

Experts react to ‘complete denuclearization’ pledge by leaders after inter-Korean summit

South Korean President Moon Jae In and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un present the joint 'Panmunjeom Declaration' outside the Peace House in the...

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