Konstantin Asmolov

Will China Give North Korea Up?

CK675452Observing the publications of Western media, the author sees a tendency for unilateral interpretation of the behaviour of the PRC. Both the results of the Asian tour of Donald Trump and a number of subsequent events (including those mentioned in previous…

USA-DPRK: “Strategic Patience” and an Abrupt ...

d2f671b87d1c157b7622c269ed285db4Despite the fact that all of 2008 trends were generally positive, it was not possible to completely liquidate the nuclear issue by the end of the Bush presidency. “The devil is in the details,” and the process could not be worked out in time, at the very least…

Changes for the better in relations between t...

TH342342342The end of 2017 may be distinguished by identifiable changes in the policy of Beijing relation to the states of the Korean peninsula: if in the North Korean direction after the sixth nuclear test of 2017 there is a tightening…

USA-DPRK: a Period of Constructive Communicat...

413213231After the United States torpedoed the results of the 2005 Joint Statement, the negotiation process rose again. Under these conditions, the North Koreans went all-in: Kim Jong Il intended to force the United States to perceive itself as a member of equal status in the nuclear…

USA-DPRK: Torpedoing the Outcome of the 2005 ...

SU753452342To resolve the nuclear crisis in 2003, six-party talks were established, on which three main groups were formed. The first camp was North Korea, the second – the United States, joined by Japan. The third, the most important and…

US-DPRK: The Second Phase of the Nuclear Cris...

K6454342The accepted American version of the story about the start of the second phase of the nuclear crisis, and which is customary for audiences of non-Korea experts, usually goes something like this: “in 2003, against…

US-DPRK: How the US Observed the 1994 Agreed ...

Let us start with the fact that the Agreed Framework was not an official form of diplomatic treaty and it would be more appropriate to name it a Framework Arrangement (this is also suggested by the word Framework in it), since the word “agreement”…

US-DPRK: The Treacherous Withdrawal from the ...

3242342The reason for this series of articles was US President D.Trump’s famous saying that “Being nice to Rocket Man hasn’t worked in 25 years” and peaceful dialogue cannot neutralize the aggression of the DPRK. Similar statements have…

Otto Warmbier Law and Other Elements of the U...

O8801656On October 24, 2017, the US Congress House approved the draft law by an overwhelming majority (455 deputies for, and two against) on the introduction of the new…

Will ‘Ignorance’ Become the Reason for a War ...

63423423Although the trends leading to the aggravation have not altogether disappeared, the absence of new missile tests or ambitious statements is perceived by the mass consciousness as a certain relax of tension. However, the author would…

Korea: Still at the Red Line

5623432424Not long ago, the author described the situation on the Korean Peninsula as still at the red line, and although the past month seemed to be without incidents, we cannot say that the crisis has ended. The DPRK has behaved relatively calmly, and South Korean experts managed to make…

The Problems of Moon Jae-in’s Energy Policy

7755 Journal NEO CollageNot so long ago, we talked about the great purge of Moon Jae-in instigated to strengthen his political position. Without this, many of his projects, especially populistic initiatives, risk being buried, not unlike the similar ideas of his predecessors. In this context, let us consider the course of …


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