Konstantin Asmolov

The Story of “Defected Restaurant Workers” &#...

NKK4535423423The South Korean TV network JTBC has seemingly become the chief muckraker and scandal broadcaster, capable of seriously influencing South Korea’s internal politics.   At a point in time, they were the ones who found the tablet PC, with evidence that Choi Soon-sil…

The Results of the Meeting Between Donald Tru...

9771On June 1, 2018 the President of the USA Donald Trump had a meeting with Kim Yong-chol, the Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the head of the United Front Work Department…

How Likely is it that US troops will be Withd...

KO3543234234On May 4, the New York Times, 2018 citing a number of different sources, reported that Donald Trump had ordered the Pentagon to draw up plans for a possible reduction of America’s military presence in South Korea.  Of course, it is not a question of Kim yielding, but, according to…

How Quickly Will Results of Inter-Korean Summ...

KIM6456345Not too long ago as it seems, we remarked that the Olympic thaw bore its first fruit from a tactical point of view. Unfortunately, concurrent with quieting naysayers and other steps towards rapprochement, we are witnessing actions that could very…

Is the Korean Comment-rigging Scandal Similar...

5a7cdb7ad03072920e8b4686-750-375Only recently we wrote about the conservative ex-president of South Korea, who ended up in prison as a result of a series of accusations levelled against him. Still an ongoing scandal that started in mid-April has all the tell-tale signs that may turn it into an analogous story…

What Could Kim Jong Un and Trump Agree on?

J663452323The summit between North and South Korea, to be held on April 27th, 2018, has increased the likelihood that the US and DPRK leaders will meet. If we leave out the issues of protocol, the ultimate choice of where the meeting is to take place and discussions about how useful this…

North Korea’s “New” Course, and its Nuclear M...

SNK64354243On April 20, in Pyongyang, the Third Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Worker’s Party of Korea was held “to discuss the policy issues of a new stage in line with the demand of the important historic period of the revolution’s development.”  A plenary session…

For the Chinese Quadrilateral Peace Treaty Dr...

C4431037The beginning of April saw a curious disinformation flood initiated by the Japanese media and then supported by the South Korean media. Allegedly, on March 9, 2018, while speaking on the phone with the US President Donald Trump, the Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping suggested…

The Libyan Scenario for North Korea

NK63432342On March 23, 2018, the US media published an interview with the newly-appointed National Security Advisor John R. Bolton, where he stated that the only solution for North Korea is complete disarmament – following the example…

The Unproved Involvement of the DPRK in the K...

4331On March 5, 2018 a sensational headline appeared in several Western newspapers: North Korea has used chemical weapons against its own citizens! Having reached that conclusion, the USA imposed new…

Is There a Chance of Trump Meeting Kim Jong U...

5534 Journal NEO CollageLast week, North Korea was visited by a high-profile South Korean delegation headed by National Security Office head Chung Eui-yong. During their two day stay in Pyongyang, members of the delegation had a number of talks with local political elites resulting in Chung Eui-yong making…

USA-North Korea: Who is now advising the US p...

DT453423412We have already written more than once on the US president’s views on the Korean question: outlining the general approach, summarizing the arguments, emphasizing what a difficult choice he is faced with and looking at how an attempt…


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