April 13, 2024

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

China-SK FTA would be a symbolic sting for N. Korea

China-SK FTA would be a symbolic sting for N. Korea

Trade negotiations indicate Seoul's growing clout as Pyongyang's influence diminishes

China-SK FTA would be a symbolic sting for N. Korea
Rob York
Rob York June 27, 2014
How North Korea has been arming Palestinian militants for decades

How North Korea has been arming Palestinian militants for decades

Pyongyang's sole focus on survival virtually ensures North Korean weapons will continue to be found in the hands of those bent on Israel’s destruction

How North Korea has been arming Palestinian militants for decades
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young June 25, 2014
The misfortunes of North Korean virtue

The misfortunes of North Korean virtue

How Northern popular culture inculcates selflessness, humility and other traits that serve defectors poorly

The misfortunes of North Korean virtue
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko June 24, 2014
Kim Jong Gwan made vice minister, MPAF

Kim Jong Gwan made vice minister, MPAF

Another military construction official elevated to senior position after building collapse incident

Kim Jong Gwan made vice minister, MPAF
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 23, 2014
Former delegate for North-South cooperation becomes vice premier

Former delegate for North-South cooperation becomes vice premier

Choe Yong Gon led North’s delegation in five economic cooperation meetings with South

Former delegate for North-South cooperation becomes vice premier
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 20, 2014
The absence of Ri Yong Gil and the rise of Pyon In Son
NK PRO

The absence of Ri Yong Gil and the rise of Pyon In Son

Chief of General Staff unseen almost two months, Pyon confirmed as No. 2 in General Staff

The absence of Ri Yong Gil and the rise of Pyon In Son
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 18, 2014
North Korea emphasizes navy units, including submarines
NK PRO

North Korea emphasizes navy units, including submarines

Leadership visits navy and island defense units, shows specific capabilities

North Korea emphasizes navy units, including submarines
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 17, 2014
Turning Chinese money into profit in North Korea

Turning Chinese money into profit in North Korea

Ethnic Koreans from China, unlike those from Japan, capitalized on the changing economy of the ‘90s

Turning Chinese money into profit in North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov June 15, 2014
U.S. plans test of ballistic missile interceptor

U.S. plans test of ballistic missile interceptor

GMD system key component in America’s overall missile defense strategy

U.S. plans test of ballistic missile interceptor
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 15, 2014
Calculated ambiguity and the DPRK’s nuclear capability

Calculated ambiguity and the DPRK’s nuclear capability

North Korea combines opaque statements, hints to keep world guessing about its arsenal

Calculated ambiguity and the DPRK’s nuclear capability
Andrea Berger
Andrea Berger June 9, 2014