Archive for the ‘North Korea’ Category

North Korea Breaks Ground on 10,000-home Residential Housing Drive

Via CNN, a report on a large scale housing project in North Korea: North Korea has started work on a sprawling 10,000-apartment residential project as the country embarks on a housing drive in its capital, Pyongyang. Amid major economic woes brought about by trade sanctions and the Covid-19 pandemic, leader Kim Jong Un attended a ground-breaking ceremony […]

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More Than A Game: How North Korea Might Exploit New Video Games for Crypto

Via The Diplomat, a report on how North Korean hackers are likely to include new play-to-earn (P2E) crypto games within their illicit cyber-enabled financial schemes: Pyongyang has demonstrated growing interest and capability in exploiting new financial technology to obtain valuable foreign currency needed for its weapons development programs. Given the rising popularity in trading cryptocurrency, North […]

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Invade Russia, Iran And North Korea — With Connectivity

Via Noema, interesting commentary by Parag Khanna on how connectivity will undermine China’s efforts to backstop rogue regimes in Iran, Russia, and North Korea, while also creating a new and more constructive dynamic with all three: Between corralling like-minded states in Asia to counter Chinese influence, patching things up with Europe and nudging the Saudis into making nice with Israel, […]

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North Korea Plans to Dig Deep Into Renewable Energy Alternatives

Courtesy of The Diplomat, an article on North Korea’s plans to expand its use of renewable energy: Pyongyang has signaled an increased interest in using renewable energy to address its national energy crisis and economic challenges, which North Korean leader Kim Jong Un blames mostly on U.S. and U.N. sanctions. However, North Korea has only used its nuclear […]

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Samjiyon: North Korea’s Newest Ski Resort

Via Silk Road Briefing, a report on North Korea’s newest ski resort project: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been in the news this week making a rare public appearance at the town of Samjiyon, close to the border with China’s Jilin Province. While much of the Western media commentary was full of barbs criticizing […]

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North Korea’s Struggle With Climate Change

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a report on North Korea’s climate change challenges: North Korea is at a crossroads. Its already weak economy continues to suffer as a result of the ongoing pandemic even while natural disasters wreak havoc throughout the country. Severe rains and flooding over the past year have forced Pyongyang to take a […]

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