Konstantin Asmolov

Moon Jae-in’s Great Purge. Episode 4: Struggl...

4523424234In reviewing the action plan of the new South Korean president to enhance his position in office and create some space for a new team, we should not fail to also look at the policy of the new government focusing on the measures…

Moon Jae-in’s Great Purge. Episode 3: “the RK...

452312311On August 28, 2017, against the backdrop of the “provocations of the DPRK”, the President of the RK Moon Jae-in made a statement on the importance of reforming the country’s defense system, and instructed the military…

Moon Jae-in’s Great Purge. Episode 2: Pressur...

86643535345Continuing the series of the material dedicated to the “great purge of the new President of the RK”, we shall now proceed to the strong pressure being put on the intelligence agencies. The bigges…

Is Moon Jae-in’s Rating Beginning to Dr...

563423423The current period of the domestic policy of the Republic of Korea is predetermined by two main vectors. First, Moon Jae-in’ rating has recently been slowly but steadily dropping, and the first mass rallies against him, organized by…

Korea: At the Red Line

4531231231About a week has passed since the verbal skirmish between Trump and Kim Jong-un, and experts, including the author, have frozen in anticipation of what the next steps will be like, seeing that the statements made by Donald Trump about the DPRK…

How Hot will the Year 2017 be? A War of Words...

4534232Quite recently, we discussed the North Korean response to the UN sanctions resolution, noting that from the North Korean side, the raising of the rates was minimal. However, this was only sufficient until a new round of retaliatory…

Nuclear Weapons in the South of the Korean Pe...

41067380135Against the backdrop of the sixth nuclear test, calls for “getting ourselves a bomb” are increasingly heard in the RK. This may be alluding to either the resuscitation of its own nuclear project or, going the much easier route…

On the Military Activity of the Republic of K...

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Against the background of the news on the military activity of the North, the untrained reader may have a misleading impression that the Republic of Korea is like an innocent schoolgirl whose throat is held at the edge of a knife by a North Korean hooligan, and that…

On the Release of Pastor Lim Hyun-Soo

415026662034477On August 9, 2017 DPRK authorities released Canadian pastor, Hyeon Soo Lim, who had been sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of conducting subversive activities. As reported by the Korean Central News Agency, the Supreme Court of…

On the New United Nations SC Sanctions Agains...

5521On August 5, 2017 The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted resolution 2371 entailing the toughening of the sanctions against North Korea, in response to the launch of the Hwasong-14 Missile on July 4 and 28…

Development of the “Korean Crisis” and the Po...

62432123123Among other things, the launch of the North Korean ICBM has caused a series of negative statements from the media leadership of the United States on the subject of China. Initially, President Donald Trump himself…

Is there Freedom of Conscience in North Korea...

562434234Religious persecution in the DPRK has long been discussed by Western media and anti-Pyongyang organizations. On August 10, 2016, in its annual report, the US State Department stated that freedom of conscience…


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