April 11, 2023
Using Tourism for Insights into North Korea
By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
The resumption of inbound tourism is a barometer of the situation in the hermit kingdom.
April 06, 2023
North Korea Denounces South Korea-US Joint Military Drills
By Mitch Shin
North Korea asserted that the extensive South Korea-U.S. joint military drills push the security situation on the Korean Peninsula to “the brink of a nuclear war.”
April 03, 2023
Making Yoon’s Space Vision a South Korean Reality
By Jennifer Hong Whetsell and Alice Cho
Seoul has ambitious plans, but can the Yoon administration spark interest and investment that will outlast his presidency?
March 29, 2023
Kim Wants North Korea to Make More Nuclear Material for Bombs
By Kim Tong-hyung
Kim Jong Un told officials and scientists at a state nuclear weapons institute they must ramp up bomb fuel production to meet his goals to expand his nuclear arsenal “exponentially.”
March 24, 2023
Yoon and Kishida Are Fumbling South Korea-Japan Rapprochement
By Joel Atkinson
With Yoon and Kishida less than ideal midwives to a new relationship, there’s a real need for Washington to help move things along.
March 23, 2023
A Chinese Businessman on Doing Business Inside North Korea
By Seulkee Jang
“North Korea doesn’t have a stable political environment for foreigners to do business in, but because wages are so low, doing business there is worth a try,” the businessman told Daily NK.
March 16, 2023
Rich South Korea, Unhappy Koreans
By Hyung-A Kim
South Korea has a glowing global reputation. So why do so many Koreans think “isaengmang” – this life is ruined?
March 15, 2023
How to Enhance South Korea’s Support for Ukraine
By Troy Stangarone
South Korea is under increasing pressure to move from humanitarian aid to providing arms directly to Ukraine.
March 07, 2023
Kim Yo Jong Joins the North’s Chorus Threatening Response to South Korea-US Military Drills
By Mitch Shin
Joining a series of North Korean statements over upcoming South Korea-U.S. military drills, the supreme leader’s sister warned of taking a military response.
March 06, 2023
South Korea Announces Plan to Resolve Forced Labor Disputes With Japan
By Chelsie Alexandre
The Yoon administration's plan to resolve forced labor disputes with Japan is already sparking controversy at home.
March 03, 2023
The Subversive Influence of Women in North Korea
By Emily Charley
Despite the regime’s deeply pervasive misogyny, North Korean women are making strides in the country's political and social spheres.
March 03, 2023
North Korea Wants More Control Over Farming Amid Food Shortage
By Hyung-jin Kim and Kim Tong-hyung
Prospects for quickly resolving its food insecurity are dim, as North Korea restricts the operation of markets and devotes much of its scarce resources to its nuclear program.