February 29, 2024

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

North Korea denounces changes in Japanese military policy

North Korea denounces changes in Japanese military policy

Memories of the past cause worries about the future on both sides of the DMZ

North Korea denounces changes in Japanese military policy
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi November 25, 2013
October firepower demonstration shows military commitment

October firepower demonstration shows military commitment

Drill emphasized by both Kim and state media, rather than visiting Mongolian president

October firepower demonstration shows military commitment
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi November 19, 2013
A Trans-Korean/Trans-Siberian railway? Not any time soon

A Trans-Korean/Trans-Siberian railway? Not any time soon

If something goes wrong in the political sphere, Russian investors could be in serious trouble

A Trans-Korean/Trans-Siberian railway? Not any time soon
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 18, 2013
The rise of North Korea’s new rich

The rise of North Korea’s new rich

From washing machines to bulging waistlines, wealthy Northerners flaunt new wealth

The rise of North Korea’s new rich
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 14, 2013
North Korea: The world’s strongest cyber power?

North Korea: The world’s strongest cyber power?

Small group of cyber warriors gives North offensive capabilities, limits chance of counterattack

North Korea: The world’s strongest cyber power?
NK News
NK News November 7, 2013
As border defections drop, ‘southern money’ pours in

As border defections drop, ‘southern money’ pours in

Pyongyang has effectively curbed crossings into China, but not remittances

As border defections drop, ‘southern money’ pours in
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 4, 2013
What will North Korea be like in five years from now?

What will North Korea be like in five years from now?

Experts predict how North Korea might look in five years

What will North Korea be like in five years from now?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 2, 2013
North Korea: The next Thailand of Asia?

North Korea: The next Thailand of Asia?

Push to bring in foreign visitors may reveal shortcomings in Kim Jong Un’s knowledge

North Korea: The next Thailand of Asia?
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 31, 2013
The disjointed debate over engagement with North Korea

The disjointed debate over engagement with North Korea

Both critics and proponents needed clearer, more specific arguments

The disjointed debate over engagement with North Korea
Andrea Berger
Andrea Berger October 31, 2013
Zimbabwe and North Korea: Uranium, elephants, and a massacre

Zimbabwe and North Korea: Uranium, elephants, and a massacre

Admiration for Kim Il Sung led to Gukurahundi atrocity and deep-seated hate for North Korea

Zimbabwe and North Korea: Uranium, elephants, and a massacre
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young October 30, 2013