DPRK

DPRK: Rumours, Rations and Refugees

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I would like to start another essay about the economic situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea with the chart published in open access by the Yonhap news agency. It is official information showing population growth…

On the new UN sanction resolution on the DPRK

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On November 30, 2016, 82 days after the fifth nuclear test conducted by Pyongyang, the UN Security Council tightened the sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea by unanimously adopting a new resolution…

USA-North Korea: US Experts Offer Strategies

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Continuing the topic of the American reaction to the development of North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile Programme, it can be noted that the expert opinions on “what to do and who is to blame” are quite different. Different camps…

USA and North Korea: Are Dialogue Attempts ar...

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In the context of increased tension on the Korean Peninsula, representatives of the USA and DPRK decided to hold a closed bilateral meeting in Malaysia. The non-official negotiations took place in one of the hotels in…

The USA and its Allies in Search for New Pres...

34234123123123While the discussion of the Syrian problems in the UN is delaying the adoption of the next resolution on the North-Korean nuclear program, the USA and its allies are taking a series of measures to bring pressure on the Democratic…

On the Attempts to Return North Korea to the ...

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On September 29, 2016, the US Congress passed an act on Justice against Sponsors of Terrorism, overcoming the veto of Barack Obama. Although the act is…

The End of North Korea’s Nuclear Progra...

234213123123On September 27, 2016, the North Korean Embassy in the Russian Federation circulated a series of articles stating that North Korea had “basically completed” development of nuclear weapons, which are now fully ready for practical application…

Flooding in North Korea and South Korea’...

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In late August-early September 2016, the north-eastern regions of North Korea suffered from floods caused by typhoon Lion Rock and heavy rains. From August 29 to September 2, the level of precipitation in the North Hamgyong…

Korean Fifth Nuclear Test: Interim Results of...

234234234235Almost every time there is an aggravation of the Korean crisis, it is always possible to predict the actions of the majority of the parties involved, to a certain extent. This time, the situation currently unfolding is, once…

When Will the News About North Korean Missile...

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The news about the fifth nuclear test in the DRRK have overshadowed some earlier reports on the development of the North Korean missile program, yet the latter should hardly be disregarded because of…

“Mass Exodus” of North Koreans: a...

34234234123123Summer 2016 was marked by a series of high-profile defections from North Korea. Unlike the story with the waitresses, they can hardly be classified as provocations. The defection of Thae Yong-ho, the North Korean Deputy Ambassador…

North Korea launches SLBMs again

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On August 24, 2016, North Korea conducted another launch of a submarine launched ballistic missile. The missile was launched at 5.30 local time and covered a distance of about 500 km and fell into the Sea of Japan (In Korea…


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