from Global Investing:

Discovering Pyongyang’s view with a North Korean diplomat

May 21, 2014

Last week I went to a very unique session on North Korea which featured a rare appearance of a North Korean diplomat, at London-based policy institute Chatham House.

from The Great Debate:

Responding to North Korea

By Bennett Ramberg
February 15, 2013

Now that Pyongyang has conducted its third nuclear test, the international community must accept what it cannot change: North Korea is a nuclear-arming state.

from Photographers' Blog:

Window to North Korea

April 23, 2012

By Bobby Yip

A ten-day media tour to North Korea is a challenge for the authorities, as well as a challenge for the press. As one side tries to highly control what should be seen and who should be interviewed, the other side tries to show the world what the reality is.

from Russell Boyce:

Asia – A Week in Pictures 10 October 2010

October 11, 2010

North Korea opened its doors and the internet to the World's media to allow a glimpse of the parade which marked the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party. More importantly, it gave the world its first independent look at the protege Kim Jong-un. China based Chief Photographer Petar Kujundzic took full advantage of the opportunity.  The warmth of the picture of the women soldiers smiling - a rare glimpse into the world from which we normally only get formal, over compressed and pixelated images.

from Global News Journal:

North Korea tries fast food. Juche Burgers for the masses?

August 28, 2009

There are no McDonald's, Starbucks or KFC joints in reclusive North Korea, but there is the Samthaesong Soft Drink Restaurant, which is the North’s take on fast food complete with waffles on the menu. The communist state, which has its “juche” ideal of self-reliance as a guiding principal, said the restaurant offers the finest fast food in the land made from home-grown ingredients.

from Global News Journal:

North Korea’s “Dear Leader” opens umbrella boom

August 14, 2009

Kim Jong-il may be at the forefront of a fashion trend that has just hit the streets of Pyongyang: Using oversized umbrellas as parasols.

from Global News Journal:

How Ill is Kim Jong-il?

July 15, 2009

Photo:A compilation by Reuters of pool photographs and images provided by North Korea's KCNA news agency showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-il from 2004 to 2009. The photograph in the lower right was released this week by KCNA

from Global News Journal:

North Korea provides internet comic fuel

June 24, 2009

Despite the seriousness with which the world takes North Korea's missile and nuclear tests, the isolated country remains a rich source of humour for cartoonists, satirists and comedians around the world.

from Changing China:

Waiting for the IAEA

April 16, 2009

There is a strong element of farce to covering the North Korea story, which should perhaps come as no surprise considering what an unusual, isolated place it is and how hard verifiable news is to come by.