North Korea

The Deadly Rocket Scare Redux: North Korea’s ...

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North Korea is once again the big, bad, boogey man of Asia, a convenient villain Washington will use to fuel…

Even After Sanctions, North Korea has a Lot t...

5674523234Politics of sanctions is not known to have been an effective source of bringing about political change. This is particularly evident from the way Iran has thwarted the US and EU sanctions in the last decade or so, and this is even…

“What If” the North Korean Crisis is in the B...

438592What if North Korea is being cut off from world markets to shore up big mining businesses in the west? As crazy as this sounds, one was of explaining the crazy logic and policy moves from Pyongyang is to think outside the box…

North Korea and the UN Sanctions Merry Go Rou...

56345345On 11 September 2017 the UN Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2375 imposing further sanctions on North Korea in response to its latest nuclear test. This was the latest and ninth such resolution since 2006. There…

North Korea Nuclear Standoff: Trump is the On...

Flag of North Korea and US, silk textureNorth Korea has become the latest country to be threatened by an assumption. Following its declaration that it will bomb the waters near Guam with missiles which will be “ready within days”, the US has responded by saying…

New Missile Test: How the US is Using North K...

946345342Another day, another North Korean missile test. Usually these are dismissed as having “not met the objectives stated by Pyongyang”. The latest…

Is there Freedom of Conscience in North Korea...

562434234Religious persecution in the DPRK has long been discussed by Western media and anti-Pyongyang organizations. On August 10, 2016, in its annual report, the US State Department stated that freedom of conscience…

News of the Investigation into the Murder of ...

56234234234Not so long ago, we looked into the high-profile story of the assassination attempt on the leader of the DPRK. Now, however, we will return our focus to the case of the attempt on the other Kim. The news surrounding the investigation…

North Korea: Origins of the Present Crisis an...

564324234North Korea recently successfully tested an ICBM capable of reaching Alaska, possibly the northwestern United States, and northern Australia. This has sparkled immediate reactions, ranging from direct threats of unilateral…

On the Assassination Attempt on Kim Jong-un

6723434234The beginning of May 2017 was marked by a series of high-profile statements published by the DPRK media on the unmasking of an alleged attempt to topple the country’s top leadership. On May 5, the Ministry of State Security of…

Just Who Does Pose the Greater Threat in Kore...

4523423434The election of Donald Trump as US President has seen the ramping up of US rhetoric about North Korea. Trump recently demanded that China should use its influence with the North Koreans and if China did not intervene, then…

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…


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