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August 18, 2019

Kim Jong Un’s latest overtures follow pattern of attempted switch to international decorum

In a break from previous practices, Ri Sol Ju joins her husband Kim Jong Un at a dinner banquet held in Pyongyang with the South...

North Korean markets insulated from sanctions, though not forever

A Chinese customs office in Dandong, Liaoning Province, February 2018. A source in the area reports that the volume in shipping traffic entering North...

US-North Korea talks face roadblock in continuing differences over denuclearization

Ivanka Trump (left) joined Kim Yong Chol (right), head of North Korea's United Front Department, in South Korean President Moon Jae In's presidential box...

Kim Jong Un’s sports focus scores points for regime at home and abroad

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greets the victorious women’s soccer team at Pyongyang Sunan International Airport. The North Korean women’s team won the...

Talks of inter-Korean summit surface but US-North Korea talks will be key

Kim Yo Jong handing President Moon Jae In a handwritten letter from Kim Jong Un on the morning of February 10 at the Blue...

Kim Jong Un sees propaganda opportunity in sending sister to Olympics

North Korean state television aired scenes of the 'art troupe' preparing to board a train on their way to the Pyeongchang Olympics in South...

Diplomacy or mere decorum for Kim Yong Nam-led Olympic delegation?

In a February 4 message to the South, North Korea announced that they will send a 22-person delegation, led by President of the Supreme...

Why did North Korea cancel the Mt. Kumgang joint performance?

A South Korean inspection team visits the culture center at Mt. Kumgang (shown above) on January 23. Image: Unification Ministry North Korea has...

South Korean press ‘insults’ not the real reason for North Korea’s Mt. Kumgang event...

A picture of the Masik Pass ski resort taken by a South Korean inspection team member who visited the facilities on January 24. Image:...

North Korea relishes world’s interest in its high-level Olympic delegation

A high-level North Korean delegation attended the closing ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. Members included then Vice Marshal of the Korean People's...

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