February 26, 2024

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

South Korea uses standoff to promote extended military service

South Korea uses standoff to promote extended military service

ROK military, in advertising soldiers willing to delay discharge, echoes messages in North Korean state media

South Korea uses standoff to promote extended military service
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi August 24, 2015
Significant military movements spotted near China-N. Korea border

Significant military movements spotted near China-N. Korea border

Military experts see China telling North Korea to halt further inflamations of current tension

Significant military movements spotted near China-N. Korea border
JH Ahn
JH Ahn August 24, 2015
North Korea conducting missile launch preparations – Yonhap News

North Korea conducting missile launch preparations – Yonhap News

Preparations likely intended to add to tensions, missiles could be launched for show

North Korea conducting missile launch preparations – Yonhap News
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi August 21, 2015
Analysis: Exchange of fire shows neither Korea wants war

Analysis: Exchange of fire shows neither Korea wants war

Thursday's incident results from increasing tensions, but escalation effectively limited

Analysis: Exchange of fire shows neither Korea wants war
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi August 21, 2015
The bustling North Korean consumer goods market

The bustling North Korean consumer goods market

Far from impoverished, Northerners’ ownership of TVs and home phones continues accelerating

The bustling North Korean consumer goods market
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 20, 2015
Consent, discord in North Korean, Iranian attitudes toward international terrorism

Consent, discord in North Korean, Iranian attitudes toward international terrorism

The enemy of my friend, the enemy of my enemy, or the friend of my enemy?

Consent, discord in North Korean, Iranian attitudes toward international terrorism
Balazs Szalontai
Balazs Szalontai August 17, 2015
The symbolic value of Kim Il Sung’s pistols for N. Koreans

The symbolic value of Kim Il Sung’s pistols for N. Koreans

Commemorative war pistols could foretell N. Korea's future direction, says Sejong Institute researcher

The symbolic value of Kim Il Sung’s pistols for N. Koreans
JH Ahn
JH Ahn August 14, 2015
Critique, but don’t dismiss, N. Korean refugee testimony

Critique, but don’t dismiss, N. Korean refugee testimony

Past treatment of Soviet, Cambodian atrocity survivors highlights dangers of disregarding defector's stories

Critique, but don’t dismiss, N. Korean refugee testimony
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 14, 2015
The expected failure of North Korea’s abduction report

The expected failure of North Korea’s abduction report

A promised resolution of a long-standing issue gives way to its fossilization

The expected failure of North Korea’s abduction report
Daniel Roh
Daniel Roh August 12, 2015
Political events majority of N. Korean leadership agenda in July
NK PRO

Political events majority of N. Korean leadership agenda in July

Elections, Victory Day, other events grant Pyongyang opportunities to strengthen Party control

Political events majority of N. Korean leadership agenda in July
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi August 11, 2015