Konstantin Asmolov

On the Murder of Kim Jong-un’s Older Brother ...

342313123123Kim Jong-nam, the 46-year old son of Kim Jong-il from his first (civilian) wife, actress Song Hye-rim, and the consanguine older brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was killed on February 13, 2017 at the Kuala-Lumpur…

On US Secretary of Defense’s Visit to South K...

32432131231From February 2 to February 3, 2017, 13 days after his appointment as US Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis, made a trip to South Korea. The Head of the Pentagon’s idea of choosing South Korea as the first country that…

Korean ‘Comfort Women’ and the Scandal with P...

54534324234In late 2016 and early 2017, the ‘Comfort Women (Korean name: wianbu)’ problem was marked not only by the scandal around the monument in front of the Japanese Consulate General, but also the dramatic court case, which was quickly…

New Adventures of “North Korean Hackers...

995Against the backdrop of the scandalous stories about Russian hackers, the author returns to the topic of North Korean hackers seeing as the body evidence for charges in both cases is characterized by quasi arguments. The story…

The Development of DPRK’s Missile-Nucle...

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There is no doubt that 2016 can be called the year of the North Korean rocket engineers: two nuclear tests and a large number of missile launches forced…

A New Round in the ‘Struggle for Human ...

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On December 19, 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted a Resolution regarding Human Rights in the DPRK. The Resolution on this subject was adopted for the twelfth year in a row; and it was recommended that the UN Security…

South Korean Provocative acts: Imaginary and ...

546434234The author spent early January 2017 commenting on the sensational news that “the American and South Korean special forces have agreed to eliminate the leader of North Korea.” In particular, on January 4, the Defence Minister…

On the Fate of Thae Yong-ho

43324234234We have already written about the defection of Deputy Ambassador to London, who together with his family resided in the UK for about 10 years and was engaged in propaganda, ranking second after the Ambassador. KCNA declared him a crook and demoralizer, who, since he…

THAAD: Chinese Response and Talks at the Back...

43523423123The end of 2016 was marked by a number of events related to the future deployment of THAAD missile defence systems in South Korea. The main thing is that, despite the claims by Seoul that the antimissile systems shall be…

DPRK Fighting Against Bureaucracy and Corrupt...

5353434324On December 23, 2016 at the opening of the First Conference of Chairpersons of the Primary Committees, the Chairman of the WPK Kim Jong-un delivered a speech, in which the author of this article has noted several important points…

News on South Korea’s Domestic Policy: the Sa...

PYH2012122009550001300-800The breaking news at the end of last year concerned the split in the conservative wing. As a reminder, on December 20, 2016, former leader of the ruling Saenuri Party, Kim Moo-sung, and former leader of the parliamentary faction…

On the Latest Tension around the Yasukuni Shr...

3423423423On December 29, 2016, the government of the Republic of Korea expressed its vehement protest to the Japanese authorities about the visit made by the Minister of Defense of Japan, Tomomi Inada, to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo…


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