Niklas Swanström on TV4 on North Korea’s propaganda and how North Korea is strengthened due to the war in Ukraine

May 3, 2024: Niklas Swanström, ISDP’s Executive Director, was interviewed on TV4 on two recent topics related to North Korea.

North Korean propaganda video targets young people: North Korea recently released music video, “A classic upbeat that pays tribute to the leader just as you would expect,” says Niklas Swanström.

Watch the interview about the video here (in Swedish).

North Korea strengthened by the Ukraine war: Since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, ties with North Korea have strengthened. For Russia, North Korean artillery shells have been important, and for North Korea, the poor economy has improved in recent months thanks to economic inflows from Russia. And dictator Kim Jong Un’s hope is to reduce dependence on China through Russia, says Niklas Swanström.

Watch the interview about this topic here (in Swedish).