April 22, 2024

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

N.Korea plays the long game with its nukes
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N.Korea plays the long game with its nukes

Why is Pyongyang testing nuclear weapons in this unprecedented, drawn out fashion?

N.Korea plays the long game with its nukes
Andray Abrahamian
Andray Abrahamian February 16, 2016
N.Korean leadership activity follows Byungjin Line in January

N.Korean leadership activity follows Byungjin Line in January

Kim regime continually attentive to economic matters alongside fourth nuclear test

N.Korean leadership activity follows Byungjin Line in January
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi February 16, 2016
Prodigal Son: Will an exasperated China turn to Kim Jong Nam?

Prodigal Son: Will an exasperated China turn to Kim Jong Nam?

At what point does a fed-up Beijing look elsewhere in the Kim family to uphold its interests?

Prodigal Son: Will an exasperated China turn to Kim Jong Nam?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin February 14, 2016
Taking North Korea at its word

Taking North Korea at its word

Why we should take more seriously what North Korea tells its own people

Taking North Korea at its word
B.R. Myers
B.R. Myers February 13, 2016
North Korea sees 50% drop in iron exports to China in 2015
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North Korea sees 50% drop in iron exports to China in 2015

While some exports fell, coal shipments increased to the highest levels ever recorded

North Korea sees 50% drop in iron exports to China in 2015
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne February 12, 2016
N.Korea insists on ‘ritual’ displays that harm itself: Academic

N.Korea insists on ‘ritual’ displays that harm itself: Academic

Kim Jong Un more likely to die in office than see his regime collapse, historian of Korea says

N.Korea insists on ‘ritual’ displays that harm itself: Academic
Rob York
Rob York February 12, 2016
North Korea’s nuclear force reshuffles its politics, economy

North Korea’s nuclear force reshuffles its politics, economy

KPA Strategic Force plays ever more significant role in Pyongyang’s evolving strategy

North Korea’s nuclear force reshuffles its politics, economy
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi | John G. Grisafi February 11, 2016
Is nuclear war coming to the Korean Peninsula?

Is nuclear war coming to the Korean Peninsula?

Certain assumptions have to be made to call Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program 'aggressive'

Is nuclear war coming to the Korean Peninsula?
Georgy Toloraya
Georgy Toloraya February 11, 2016
Don’t count out China on N.Korea sanctions

Don’t count out China on N.Korea sanctions

Beijing’s interests may not include supporting Pyongyang indefinitely

Don’t count out China on N.Korea sanctions
John Everard
John Everard February 10, 2016
North Korea goes two years without official crude oil from China
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North Korea goes two years without official crude oil from China

Experts are sceptical China's trade figures tell the whole story, no indications of supply issues in North Korea

North Korea goes two years without official crude oil from China
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne February 7, 2016