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A vice minister of North Korea's foreign ministry, Kung Sok Ung, was recently removed from his position and banished to a...October 11, 2016 by Dagyum Ji
Choe Ryong Hae, the former director of the KPA General Political Bureau recently replaced by Hwang Pyong So, has reappeared...May 03, 2014 by John G. Grisafi
South Korea’s Ministry of Unification said today that the chances of North Korean military’s top political officer Choe...May 02, 2014 by Kang Tae-jun
Last month, Pope Francis surprised his global flock when he said he would, if officially invited, visit North Korea. The...November 13, 2018 by Alessandro Ford
North Korea is ruled by the Party and the Party’s top institution is the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the Central...November 01, 2018 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
North Korea's Party Foundation Day is a holiday as odd as the country's Foundation Day. Both are very loosely based on...October 09, 2018 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
George W Bush once famously said, or mis-said: “They misunderestimated me”. Bushisms are easy to mock, but I agree with...October 08, 2018 by Aidan Foster-Carter
Few people in North Korean history are as mysterious as Pang Hak Se (방학세/方學世). He was, arguably, the key figure...October 04, 2018 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
This is part of a larger series examining some of North Korea’s key institutions. The series has also covered the State...September 25, 2018 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
This analysis provides an overview of the most significant developments in the North Korean economy in August of this year....September 12, 2018 by Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein
It would probably not be an exaggeration to say that the community of North Korean escapees in the South did not become...September 12, 2018 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
If Xi Jinping indeed arrives in Pyongyang next month for his long-awaited first state visit to the DPRK, readers are likely...August 22, 2018 by Adam Cathcart
The Armistice, signed on July 27, 1953, ended the bloodiest war in Korean history. This agreement defined the inter-Korean...July 26, 2018 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
This is part of a larger series examining some of North Korea’s key institutions. The series has also covered the State...July 24, 2018 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
One of the interesting parts of North Korean history is the number of officials who have, over the years, perished in car...July 19, 2018 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
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