Konstantin Asmolov

Summits Between North and South Korea –...

T6424234121Kim Jong-un’s proposal for a summit between the two Koreas, which the DPRK’s delegation handed to the South Korean president during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, has been described as the ”most significant moment” in the Olympic thaw, and not surprisingly, it has generated…

US Central Intelligence Agency and North Kore...

N76752234234On January 6, 2018, The New York Times published an article citing the latest interviews of the current and former employees of the American intelligence service, which stated that the US intelligence services believed the rapid development of the nuclear and missile program of North…

USA-DPRK: Will Informal Negotiations Have Off...

856342342Many articles of the author concern the confrontation of the DPRK and the USA. However, we should not forget that there plenty supporters of a dialogue with the DPRK in USA, and, though stealthily, some measures have been taken in this respect

Revisiting ‘Biological Weapons on the K...

11790450In December 2017, The Washington Post came out with a large article, in which biological was ‘added’ to the nuclear threat of the DPRK. It turns out that North Korea has been conducting the secret development of advanced biological weapons for more than 10 years. Microbial masses have…

Is Kim Jong-un Preparing for War on the Korea...

1122The end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 brought a whole set of news in the media, the essence of which could be reduced to the phrase ‘the DPRK is preparing for war’. First of all, this statement was made by the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic…

Which America’s Politicians are For and...

673453423In previous texts, we have repeatedly cited the arguments of supporters of a military / forceful solution to the North Korean problem. As a rule, they boil down the to following thesis: North Korea is a metaphysical evil and must be destroyed in one way or…

The Diplomatic Crisis Around “Comfort Women”:...

916A778Many of the author’s materials have been devoted to the surge of tension associated with the so-called ‘Comfort Women’ problem (Kor.: Wianbu) and the unsuccessful attempt to resolve the problem under Park Geun-hye. However, before we analyse the crisis in more detail about this…

What Should Moon Jae-in Do to Establish an In...

015a2383ff5f3619cab9fef3b96b4642In the previous articles, we have already mentioned about the straddling the fence policy of new President of the Republic of Korea. On the one hand, Moon Jae-in actively lobbies American policy toward the DPRK, and on the other hand constantly…

USA – North Korea: Failed Attempt at Di...

N63534134On 13 December 2017, at a Washington forum organized jointly by the Korean foundation and the analytical center of the Atlantic Council, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated, “The U.S. is ready to begin negotiations with the DPRK at any time “when it wants to and we…

On the Roots of Anti-Japan Moods in South Kor...

S44656234324The interest that has been generated by the author’s articles on the scandals around the Yasukuni shrine and other articles on our web-site on the “comfort women” problem has encouraged the author to take a closer look at the inception of much of the hard-core anti-Japanese…

Talks Between the Two Koreas: Olympic Backgro...

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The author’s last article, on a rapproche- ment between the two Koreas, was completed just before the high level talks which took place on 9 January 2018 at the Panmunjon border point in the de-militarized zone. The last meeting at similar…

Relations Between North Korea and China at th...

K56345342While, at the end of 2017, we can see a relative warming in the relations between Beijing and Seoul, relations between Beijing and Pyongyang have also entered an interesting phase – a phase which could be described as a tactical cooling, although as yet it is not…


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