NORTH KOREAN VITAL SIGNS 

The No-Fly Zone and Its Effects on Surveillance

On September 19, 2018, North and South Korea adopted the ‘Agreement on the Implementation of the Historic Panmunjom Declaration in the Military Domain,’ as a subsidiary agreement of the Pyongyang Joint Declaration. Unlike the previous agreement on military relations between the North and South, this agreement contains practical measures to prevent military hostilities on both sides. Specifically, both North and South Korea are prohibited from conducting on the ground artillery shooting training within 5km of the DMZ, in addition to outdoor, regimental maneuvering training. Artillery and maritime maneuvering drills were suspended in the countries’ coastline, and the gun barrel cover of coasta

Explaining the boom of leisure activities in North Korea

According to the Korea Development Institute, a recent boom of leisure facilities occurred in North Korea, ranging from the construction of shopping malls, amusement parks, sports, and cultural centers. North Korea even built a new water park with a dolphin aquarium along with a wide-spread ski slope and a ski resort just for the “donju,” or 'masters of money' that refers to the rising middle class. [1] Furthermore, the Wonsan Tourism package gives a glimpse of everyday life in North Korea- with towering resorts, hotels, funfairs, and water parks- to foreigners curious about life inside North Korea. Yet, it is crucial to highlight that this rise of entertainment industries and facilities exi

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