May 29, 2024

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

ANALYSIS: The impact of Jang Song Thaek’s ouster

ANALYSIS: The impact of Jang Song Thaek’s ouster

So far no sign of a purge of Jang’s network or loss of other positions

ANALYSIS: The impact of Jang Song Thaek’s ouster
Nicolas Levi
Nicolas Levi December 5, 2013
The perils of predicting Pyongyang purges

The perils of predicting Pyongyang purges

NIS intelligence failures often mean false reports, says observer

The perils of predicting Pyongyang purges
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham December 5, 2013
Understanding why North Korea arrested Merill Newman

Understanding why North Korea arrested Merill Newman

Holding of elderly military veteran may be due to specific actions during Korean War

Understanding why North Korea arrested Merill Newman
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov December 3, 2013
The German Neo-Nazi fascination with North Korea

The German Neo-Nazi fascination with North Korea

Lesser-known Strasserite Nazi faction key to understanding admiration for Pyongyang

The German Neo-Nazi fascination with North Korea
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young December 3, 2013
Can North Korea follow Myanmar’s path away from military rule?

Can North Korea follow Myanmar’s path away from military rule?

Kim Jong Un may regard the evolution of Burma’s Tatmadaw as a warning

Can North Korea follow Myanmar’s path away from military rule?
Tom Farrell
Tom Farrell December 2, 2013
North Korea’s crusade for more special economic zones

North Korea’s crusade for more special economic zones

30-years of dabbling with SEZs has produced little change

North Korea’s crusade for more special economic zones
Théo Clément
Théo Clément December 2, 2013
Why North Koreans now long for the age of indoctrination

Why North Koreans now long for the age of indoctrination

Bygone-era provided more stability, despite criticism sessions putting Cold War allies to shame

Why North Koreans now long for the age of indoctrination
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 27, 2013
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