February 26, 2024

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

Time for change: The nationalist logic of N. Korea’s new time zone

Time for change: The nationalist logic of N. Korea’s new time zone

Playing on bedrock anti-colonial sentiment, Pyongyang chooses one Japanese time zone over another

Time for change: The nationalist logic of N. Korea’s new time zone
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy August 8, 2015
Business or pleasure? A N. Korean-Cambodian arrested in Hawaii
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Business or pleasure? A N. Korean-Cambodian arrested in Hawaii

Incident reveals abuse of passports of convenience, details about illicit N. Korean networks in Hong Kong.

Business or pleasure? A N. Korean-Cambodian arrested in Hawaii
Andrea Berger
Andrea Berger August 7, 2015
Drought has little effect on N.Korean food imports
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Drought has little effect on N.Korean food imports

Cereal imports from China show small increase, though totals remain far below those of previous years

Drought has little effect on N.Korean food imports
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne August 5, 2015
The Kaesong calculus: Is the inter-Korean project worthwhile?

The Kaesong calculus: Is the inter-Korean project worthwhile?

North and South both play brinksmanship, but seem to understand KIZ’s importance

The Kaesong calculus: Is the inter-Korean project worthwhile?
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 3, 2015
The sociology of the Korean People’s Army

The sociology of the Korean People’s Army

North Korea’s military enjoys massive role in society, even more than its 10-year conscription time suggests

The sociology of the Korean People’s Army
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy August 3, 2015
On unification, South Korean Christians far from united

On unification, South Korean Christians far from united

Conservative Christians driven to destroy communism, while progressives see little progress in isolation

On unification, South Korean Christians far from united
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi July 31, 2015
Houthis may have fired North Korean missiles – South Korean intelligence

Houthis may have fired North Korean missiles – South Korean intelligence

Reports of Hwasong missiles being used in Yemen unverified, difficult to confirm

Houthis may have fired North Korean missiles – South Korean intelligence
Scott LaFoy
Scott LaFoy July 31, 2015
Wonsan Airport nears completion, with potential for impact on tourism and economy
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Wonsan Airport nears completion, with potential for impact on tourism and economy

Newly renovated international airport could reverse losses caused by sanctions preventing Japanese vessels docking

Wonsan Airport nears completion, with potential for impact on tourism and economy
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi July 30, 2015
Elite defections may strengthen N. Korean regime, not weaken it

Elite defections may strengthen N. Korean regime, not weaken it

Wishful thinking about bleak future of Kim regime does not help inter-Korean relations, former presidential adviser says

Elite defections may strengthen N. Korean regime, not weaken it
JH Ahn
JH Ahn July 30, 2015
The new isolation: Why N. Korea doesn’t mind the friendlessness

The new isolation: Why N. Korea doesn’t mind the friendlessness

Thanks to recent economic turnaround, Pyongyang sees little urgency in warming up to other powers

The new isolation: Why N. Korea doesn’t mind the friendlessness
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov July 30, 2015