casino siteleri yeni bahis siteleri deneme bonusu veren siteler

Konstantin Asmolov

Echoes of the Itaewon tragedy

The investigation into the October 29 tragedy in Seoul’s Itaewon district, in which 168 people were killed in a stampede, has finally concluded. Both the official investigation team and the parliamentary inquiry launched by the opposition Democratic Party announced their findings. And, because it was obvious from the start that the investigation would be highly politicized, it was…

Has the danger line been crossed in a single leap?

In our last article on South Korea’s response to a UAV raid conducted by North Korea, we described South Korea’s most likely reaction, namely developing its own UAVs and upgrading its air defense system in view of the threat posed by UAVs and other provocations aimed at escalating tensions. However, in addition to the UAV raids there are at least two other factors…

The Thirty-Eighth Parallel and Russia’s Special Military Operation in Ukraine

On January 8, 2023 Andrey Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine suggested that the Russian government may propose a “Korean solution” for bringing an end to the military operations in Ukraine, which would involve dividing the country and legally enshrining Kiev’s loss of control over eastern Ukraine…

Korea’s New Year lunar orbit and other recent achievements in its rocket program

For both North and South Korea the New Year’s Eve was a time to boast of noteworthy achievements. On December 21 Korean prime Minister Han Duck-soo presided over the 22nd Session of the National Space Committee, during which it adopted its fourth framework plan for space exploration. The plan sets out three main goals: to carry out…

“North Korean hackers” in 2022

The author constantly writes about the “crimes of hackers from the DPRK,” and after talking about the problems that the cybersecurity of the Republic of Korea is facing, it’s time to talk about what hackers from the North have recently been accused of. The claim that the Pyongyang regime is making money for its nuclear missile program by hacking has become so common when directing…

Thirty large-scale MLRS and other successes of North Korea’s rocket program this New Year

In both North and South Korea, rocket scientists were able to congratulate themselves on a number of new achievements at the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023.  South Korea launched a solid-fuel rocket and completed a lunar orbit, while their North Korean colleagues continued to fulfil the policies of their…

The case of Virgil Griffith and other affairs of “the accomplices of the Pyongyang hackers”

On April 12, 2022, the Southern District Court of New York sentenced American programmer and former Ethereum cryptocurrency developer Virgil Griffith to 5 years and 3 months in prison for visiting DPRK and giving a lecture on cryptocurrency technologies. He initially received 20 years in prison, but his sentence was reduced after…

Covert Chinese police stations in South Korea?

In relations between South Korea and China, something is emerging that can significantly worsen relations between Seoul and Beijing. We are talking about information disseminated by pro-American NGOs that China allegedly not only interferes in the internal affairs of neighboring countries, but also keeps “secret police stations” there. These police stations…

Japan’s Defense Strategy: A View from the Korean Corner

On December 16, 2022, Japan’s Cabinet approved amendments to three key national security and defense documents. First, an increase in the military budget is envisaged.  The Japanese government has previously announced plans to increase defense spending to 2% of GDP by 2027 (it is currently 1% of GDP). If Japan does so, its defense…

South Korea and its cyber front

Generally, when it comes to cybercrime, the author writes about North Korean hackers, but an overview of what the issue of hackers in the ROK in general looks like is also noteworthy. First, some general statistics on hacker attacks in the ROK.  Back in 2021, following the attempted hacking of the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute and Korea Aerospace Research Institute servers…

Fake about North Korean aid to the Wagner PMC as an illustration of new “evidence” trends

It would seem that not long ago we touched on the intricate situation regarding rumors of North Korean or South Korean arms being supplied to the region of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, noting that there was no real evidence of either. Unfortunately, the situation is not evolving for the better and even those…

A new step to the dangerous line: now with drones?

On December 26, 2022, there was an incident between North and South that some media outlets immediately hyped as “peninsula on the brink of war”: five North Korean drones crossed the inter-Korean border, with one of them flying over northern Seoul. This was the first such incident in five years. Four downed drones were discovered in the spring and fall of 2014…


×
Please select digest to download:
×
casino siteleri yeni bahis siteleri deneme bonusu veren siteler