DPRK

“Mass Exodus” of North Koreans: a...

34234234123123Summer 2016 was marked by a series of high-profile defections from North Korea. Unlike the story with the waitresses, they can hardly be classified as provocations. The defection of Thae Yong-ho, the North Korean Deputy Ambassador…

North Korea launches SLBMs again

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On August 24, 2016, North Korea conducted another launch of a submarine launched ballistic missile. The missile was launched at 5.30 local time and covered a distance of about 500 km and fell into the Sea of Japan (In Korea…

What is behind the Reduction in the Ration Al...

23421123123123We have written several times about the “inevitable famine in North Korea” but, regrettably, this discussion arises again and again. This time, the news concerns a sharp reduction in the state ration. As the Voice of America…

Korea: Once Again, Lost in Canards

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After the scandal of the “escaped waitresses”, South Korean media spread some telling news. According to Yonhap News Agency (citing “an anonymous source well informed about the situation in North Korea”), the North Korean intelligence…

On the Renewal of North Korea’s Plutonium Pro...

3453454353453On August 17, the Japanese Kyodo News Agency reported that the graphite reactor in Yongbyon had resumed processing nuclear fuel for the production of weapons-grade plutonium, referring to the Nuclear Energy Research Institute of…

Korea: Large Construction Baloney

34534534534On August 10, 2016, a number of media rebroadcast the sensational news by the British newspaper The Telegraph: “The regime’s new crime – North Korean builders who are erecting a 70-story skyscraper…

The Launch of Rodong and its Possible Politic...

3453453453453On August 3, 2016 at 7:50 am local time, the United States Strategic Command recorded the launch of two North Korean medium-range Rodong missiles from the territory of South Hwanghae Province. One of the missiles exploded…

Scandal with Missing North Korean Waitresses:...

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A scandal that involved thirteen North Korean defectors—a restaurant manager and twelve waitresses, employees of a North Korean restaurant, which was already covered

Do the anti-DPRK sanctions work?

535345345Reading Western media, one can get the impression that the sanctions introduced after the nuclear missile tensions of 2016 significantly hit the DPRK economy. That famine, followed by the “Maidan” and…

New Kim Jong-un’s Title

456456456456In the session of the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) of North Korea convened on June 29 in Pyongyang, the National Defense Commission was announced to be replaced with the State Affairs Commission. According to the amended North Korean…

New Sanctions Against Kim Jong-un

34534534534On July 7, 2016, the United States included the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the sanctions list for human rights violations. The statement made by the U.S….

Where Is North Korea Heading and Can the Stra...

35435345345North Korea once again was on a brink of a war, and it once again managed to pull back out of it. While another escalation of the situation on the Korean Peninsula is subsiding, the global community is wondering what…


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