Konstantin Asmolov

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…

Is it time to Get Rid of the Monument to R...

342312312312There has been a drastic increase in tension in the relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea: the Ambassador in Seoul and the Consul General in Busan have been temporary withdrawn, the talks on foreign exchange swaps have…

On the Roots of the Anti-Japan Official Myth ...

The interest that has been generated by the author's articles on the scandals around the Yasukuni shrine and other articles…

Odd Facts About the Scandal Surrounding Park ...

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Watching the next round of the Korean factional struggle and subsequently failing to build a logical and consistent version of the events surrounding this quagmire, the author has constantly felt…

What will the new South Korean President be f...

200934052On New Year’s Eve, the author will allow himself to get distracted from the routine affairs by pondering what the Republic of Korea is expecting after Park Geun-hye. Whoever comes to power…


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