Konstantin Asmolov

Repression in DPRK’s State Security and...

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The latest round of the DPRK demonization is connected not only with the notorious “murder at the airport” incident, but also with other news, the main of which (as usual, with reference to South Korean intelligence)…

South Korean Rearmament Predicting a Tense 20...

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In observing the coverage of the next lap of the intra-Korean escalation and periodically answering journalists’ questions, the author would like to pay particular attention to the important issue of the media environment being…

To Continued Sanctions Pressure on the DPRK

562343242343Against the backdrop of the scandal surrounding the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the author notices two tendencies. From one side, the excitement leads to the introduction of additional…

THAAD: China Continues Maintaining the Pressu...

34534234234As we have already mentioned, in response to the deployment in South Korea of US missile defence systems, China has already adopted several measures. In light of these developments, the deployment of the first batch of missile…

The murder of Kim Jong-nam: time for ironic c...

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The main event in the development of the plot surrounding the murder in Malaysia was the fact that on 3 March 2017, Malaysian authorities deported Ri Jong Chol, a citizen of the DPRK, who had previously been detained on suspicion…

What does Donald Trump Have in Common with So...

4533423123123According to The Wall Street Journal, citing its sources, the White House is holding a “comprehensive rethinking” of US policy toward North Korea, including options that are “far from the political mainstream” – from…

Relationship between China and South Korea: P...

4533423423423On February 23, 2017, Colonel Ren Guoqiang – the representative of the Ministry of Defense of China stated at a regular press conference, that China strongly opposes the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system in South…

Concerning the Investigation of the Murder of...

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In the previous text, dedicated to the investigation of the murder in Kuala Lumpur, we have analyzed the pros and cons of the North Korean track, which, in terms of Pyongyang’s enemies…

On Continuation of the Japanese-Korean Diplom...

564334234234It is not calming down, and it could be said that in the expanding exacerbation, the Korean side and Japanese side are playing equally important roles. Besides, if the authorities are still trying to somehow resolve the problem…

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…


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