March 04, 2021

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

Two years later, Trump and Kim’s failed Hanoi summit casts a dark shadow

The U.S. and North Korea missed the chance to strike a deal, experts say — and that opportunity may never come back

Min Chao Choy February 26, 2021

North Koreans survive on private business — and Kim will fail to stop them

North Koreans also resisted former DPRK leader Kim Jong Il’s attempts to clamp down on the country’s private economy

Andrei Lankov February 15, 2021

New documentary tackles the assassination of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother

"Assassins" tells the story of how North Korea tricked two women into killing Kim Jong Nam

Oliver Jia February 8, 2021

One year of COVID-19: The humanitarian impact of North Korea’s border lockdown

Foreign aid, personnel and funding have plummeted while thousands of North Koreans continue to suffer

Chad O'Carroll February 2, 2021

Seven decades of friendship and envy: North Korea’s relations with Vietnam

Vietnam achieved what the Kim regime never could: national reunification and a booming economy

James Fretwell February 1, 2021

One year of COVID-19: When will North Korea reopen its borders?

North Korea will likely maintain its lockdown until 2022 – and thousands of ordinary people will suffer as a result

Chad O'Carroll January 29, 2021

Trump leaves office with a shaky North Korea legacy that could haunt Biden

Experts say Trump left a net positive on North Korea, but also a domestic mess that will distract Biden from Pyongyang

Kelly Kasulis January 20, 2021

‘Top-class idiots’: Why a demoted Kim Yo Jong still has the power to slam Seoul

One day, Kim Yo Jong is demoted. The next, she’s speaking for all of the DPRK as the state’s foreign policy mouthpiece.

Jeongmin Kim January 14, 2021

Time is running out: Moon Jae-in’s North Korea goals are looking more unlikely

Experts say that South Korea is paralyzed by its conflicting goals of boosting defense and wooing Pyongyang

Won-Gi Jung January 12, 2021

New CIA nominee favors back-channel talks with North Korea and Iran nuclear deal

President-elect Joe Biden nominated William “Bill” Burns to head the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency

David Volodzko January 11, 2021
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