Konstantin Asmolov

The murder of Kim Jong-nam: time for ironic c...

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The main event in the development of the plot surrounding the murder in Malaysia was the fact that on 3 March 2017, Malaysian authorities deported Ri Jong Chol, a citizen of the DPRK, who had previously been detained on suspicion…

What does Donald Trump Have in Common with So...

4533423123123According to The Wall Street Journal, citing its sources, the White House is holding a “comprehensive rethinking” of US policy toward North Korea, including options that are “far from the political mainstream” – from…

Relationship between China and South Korea: P...

4533423423423On February 23, 2017, Colonel Ren Guoqiang – the representative of the Ministry of Defense of China stated at a regular press conference, that China strongly opposes the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system in South…

Concerning the Investigation of the Murder of...

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In the previous text, dedicated to the investigation of the murder in Kuala Lumpur, we have analyzed the pros and cons of the North Korean track, which, in terms of Pyongyang’s enemies…

On Continuation of the Japanese-Korean Diplom...

564334234234It is not calming down, and it could be said that in the expanding exacerbation, the Korean side and Japanese side are playing equally important roles. Besides, if the authorities are still trying to somehow resolve the problem…

On the Murder of Kim Jong-un’s Older Brother ...

342313123123Kim Jong-nam, the 46-year old son of Kim Jong-il from his first (civilian) wife, actress Song Hye-rim, and the consanguine older brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was killed on February 13, 2017 at the Kuala-Lumpur…

On US Secretary of Defense’s Visit to South K...

32432131231From February 2 to February 3, 2017, 13 days after his appointment as US Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis, made a trip to South Korea. The Head of the Pentagon’s idea of choosing South Korea as the first country that…

Korean ‘Comfort Women’ and the Scandal with P...

54534324234In late 2016 and early 2017, the ‘Comfort Women (Korean name: wianbu)’ problem was marked not only by the scandal around the monument in front of the Japanese Consulate General, but also the dramatic court case, which was quickly…

New Adventures of “North Korean Hackers...

995Against the backdrop of the scandalous stories about Russian hackers, the author returns to the topic of North Korean hackers seeing as the body evidence for charges in both cases is characterized by quasi arguments. The story…

The Development of DPRK’s Missile-Nucle...

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There is no doubt that 2016 can be called the year of the North Korean rocket engineers: two nuclear tests and a large number of missile launches forced…

A New Round in the ‘Struggle for Human ...

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On December 19, 2016, the UN General Assembly adopted a Resolution regarding Human Rights in the DPRK. The Resolution on this subject was adopted for the twelfth year in a row; and it was recommended that the UN Security…

South Korean Provocative acts: Imaginary and ...

546434234The author spent early January 2017 commenting on the sensational news that “the American and South Korean special forces have agreed to eliminate the leader of North Korea.” In particular, on January 4, the Defence Minister…


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