January 27, 2022

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

China’s Got a New Face, But its NK Policy Is Still Full Of Wrinkles

China’s Got a New Face, But its NK Policy Is Still Full Of Wrinkles

Kim Jong Un has sent his congratulations to Xi Jinping as China's new leader, but will Beijing's policy towards Pyongyang change direction?

China’s Got a New Face, But its NK Policy Is Still Full Of Wrinkles
Luke Herman
Luke Herman November 19, 2012
Mobile Phones in North Korea: Understanding The Boom

Mobile Phones in North Korea: Understanding The Boom

Mobile phones in North Korea aren't just for the 'elites'. From business people to family homes in the provinces, more and more people are slowly gaining access to cellular communication.

Mobile Phones in North Korea: Understanding The Boom
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 16, 2012
Brace Yourselves, The Kim Jong Un Badges Are Coming

Brace Yourselves, The Kim Jong Un Badges Are Coming

Reports from Pyongyang suggest that some members of North Korea's top security agency are being issued with Kim Jong Un badges

Brace Yourselves, The Kim Jong Un Badges Are Coming
Luke Herman
Luke Herman November 15, 2012
Get Ready For A Military First Mothers Day

Get Ready For A Military First Mothers Day

In preparation for mothers day, North Korea presents army with new "lady tiger" multiple-launch rocket systems

Get Ready For A Military First Mothers Day
Luke Herman
Luke Herman November 13, 2012
Why Do People Keep “Re-Defecting” To North Korea?

Why Do People Keep “Re-Defecting” To North Korea?

With another family reported to have voluntarily "re-defected" to North Korea, questions are now being asked as to what is motivating people to return after investing so much in originally leaving.

Why Do People Keep “Re-Defecting” To North Korea?
Luke Herman
Luke Herman November 11, 2012
North Korea & U.S. Elections: What Difference Does It Make?

North Korea & U.S. Elections: What Difference Does It Make?

A Romney win could prove interesting if paired with a progressive president in South Korea.

North Korea & U.S. Elections: What Difference Does It Make?
Luke Herman
Luke Herman November 5, 2012
Kim Jong Un’s Wife Re-Appears, Possibly Pregnant

Kim Jong Un’s Wife Re-Appears, Possibly Pregnant

Meanwhile, regime's Leadership Chess keeps moving players in and out of check.

Kim Jong Un’s Wife Re-Appears, Possibly Pregnant
Luke Herman
Luke Herman October 31, 2012
South Korea Military Exercises Send North Korea Into Lock Down

South Korea Military Exercises Send North Korea Into Lock Down

North Korea goes into high alert

South Korea Military Exercises Send North Korea Into Lock Down
Luke Herman
Luke Herman October 29, 2012
Acceptable In The 80s: North Korea’s ‘Almost’ Opening

Acceptable In The 80s: North Korea’s ‘Almost’ Opening

With all the talk of "change" in North Korea, its easy to forget that many also thought "change" was well underway in the 1980s.

Acceptable In The 80s: North Korea’s ‘Almost’ Opening
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza October 24, 2012
Two Kims, Two Paths

Two Kims, Two Paths

Leadership Tracker Succession Revelations: Like Father Not Like Son

Two Kims, Two Paths
Luke Herman
Luke Herman October 22, 2012