Konstantin Asmolov

On the situation on the Korean peninsula. Par...

North-Korea
We continue this series of publications, having on purpose postponed publishing material on the likelihood of military conflict increasing due…

Byungjin Policy Line and Mass Shootings

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The recent events in North Korea and, in the first place, the arrest of Jang Sung-taek (who was married to…

Fall of Jang Sung-taek. Putting the lid on th...

Undated handout picture shows Jang Song-taek released by KCNA
The previous text of Jang Sung-taek, which the author wrote in the beginning of December this year, was full of…

About Russia’s accession to sanctions a...

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On 2 December 2013, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a decree providing for sanctions against the DPRK due…

On resignation of Chang Sung-taek and what ca...

Staatsführung-Nordkorea
As it was reported on December 3, 2013, by the deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea…

South Korean TV series. Part 2

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This is a series of notes written to touch upon several intricate topics that we promised to keep track of,…

South Korean TV series. Part 1

This is a series of notes written to touch upon several intricate topics that we promised to keep track of,…

Has the history of the Cheonan corvette come ...

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The sinking of the corvette and the national grief that accompanied it virtually gave Lee Myung-bak a reason to openly…

Has the history of the Cheonan corvette come ...

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As reported by a number of news agencies in early November, Seoul is considering the possibility of a large-scale withdrawal…

Kim Jong-un’s New Course

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While the terms juche (spirit of self-reliance) and songun (military first) are relatively well-known to a broad audience, a fresh…

Famine in North Korea: Causes and Myths. Part...

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First, agriculture "washed away" and the terraces on the mountain slopes were particularly affected. This appears to be why the…

Famine in North Korea: Causes and Myths. Part...

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"Slon" internet magazine published an article by A. Lankov titled "How many people actually died of starvation in North Korea"…

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