February 21, 2024

Why an armed North Korean resistance may do more harm than good

One person's freedom fighter is another person's terrorist, after all

On February 22 in Madrid we saw the first act of violent resistance against the North Korean government in many decades – or, at least, an event which could be understood as such.

Indeed, it is not clear to what extent the violent attack on the DPRK embassy in Madrid, which reportedly left several diplomats wounded, can be described as an authentic act of domestic political resistance.