May 29, 2024

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

Being a minor party in the North

Being a minor party in the North

In a totalitarian regime, what do N. Korea’s other political blocs do?

Being a minor party in the North
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy November 26, 2014
How the Sakhalin Koreans became Russian

How the Sakhalin Koreans became Russian

New generation of island's ethnic Korean residents feel little kinship to North or South

How the Sakhalin Koreans became Russian
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 25, 2014
The father and son accused of helping N. Korea develop WMDs

The father and son accused of helping N. Korea develop WMDs

In the first major case of its kind, Taiwan nationals Gary and Alex Tsai stand trial for co-ordinating machinery exports for the DPRK

The father and son accused of helping N. Korea develop WMDs
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham November 25, 2014
Broken English in Pyongyang: A Review of Without You, There is No Us

Broken English in Pyongyang: A Review of Without You, There is No Us

Suki Kim's memoir provides rare dose of information on a closed society

Broken English in Pyongyang: A Review of Without You, There is No Us
Michael Laff November 24, 2014
The story of the Sakhalin Korean rebellion

The story of the Sakhalin Korean rebellion

Short-lived rebellion by Koreans of southern descent ultimately severed ties to ancestral homeland

The story of the Sakhalin Korean rebellion
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 20, 2014
Is Kim Jong Un young? Yes, but maybe not inexperienced

Is Kim Jong Un young? Yes, but maybe not inexperienced

Personality cult around Kim’s mother implies decade-long preparation process

Is Kim Jong Un young? Yes, but maybe not inexperienced
Christopher Green
Christopher Green November 20, 2014
Why Russian Koreans didn’t fall for Pyongyang propaganda

Why Russian Koreans didn’t fall for Pyongyang propaganda

Accustomed to communism’s realities, Sakhalin residents weren’t taken in by promises of paradise

Why Russian Koreans didn’t fall for Pyongyang propaganda
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 16, 2014
Koreans on Sakhalin: The misadventures of migrant workers

Koreans on Sakhalin: The misadventures of migrant workers

Loss of Japanese control coming of Korean War left Sakhalin Koreans trapped

Koreans on Sakhalin: The misadventures of migrant workers
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 13, 2014
The North’s history of stagnant development

The North’s history of stagnant development

Moving past a model that distrusted foreign ideas may be key to future success

The North’s history of stagnant development
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza November 12, 2014
Analysis: October air and air defense drills

Analysis: October air and air defense drills

KPA Air, Anti-Air Force training focused on defensive scenarios

Analysis: October air and air defense drills
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi November 12, 2014