May 27, 2024

Opinion

Opinion on the latest North Korea issues from analysts, academics and experts worldwide. Views expressed in Opinion articles are exclusively the authors’ own.

The trouble with comparing North Korea’s chief propagandist to Joseph Goebbels

The trouble with comparing North Korea’s chief propagandist to Joseph Goebbels

Likening Kim Ki Nam to Nazi politician ignores how much more centralized DPRK is than Germany under National Socialism

The trouble with comparing North Korea’s chief propagandist to Joseph Goebbels
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy May 10, 2024
The Panel of Experts on North Korea is dead. Long live the Panel of Experts.

The Panel of Experts on North Korea is dead. Long live the Panel of Experts.

End of UN group monitoring DPRK sanctions is a major loss, but it’s possible to limit damage and explore new approaches

The Panel of Experts on North Korea is dead. Long live the Panel of Experts.
John Everard
John Everard May 1, 2024
Book review: Photos that aim to show real North Korea behind nuclear posturing

Book review: Photos that aim to show real North Korea behind nuclear posturing

‘Picturing the DPRK’ offers a sympathetic look at DPRK life but sometimes omits context needed to understand country

Book review: Photos that aim to show real North Korea behind nuclear posturing
David Tizzard
David Tizzard April 15, 2024
Book review: A realist appraisal of North Korea’s ‘nuclear obsession’

Book review: A realist appraisal of North Korea’s ‘nuclear obsession’

In ‘North Korea in 100 Questions,’ two French experts push past stereotypes to shine light on all things DPRK

Book review: A realist appraisal of North Korea’s ‘nuclear obsession’
Stephen Mercado
Stephen Mercado March 21, 2024
A dubious history undergirds claims that North Korea has resolved to go to war

A dubious history undergirds claims that North Korea has resolved to go to war

Narrative that US failed to respond to DPRK efforts to normalize ties distorts the picture of Kim Jong Un’s intentions

A dubious history undergirds claims that North Korea has resolved to go to war
Rob York
Rob York February 23, 2024
Book review: Jargon weighs down an impressive study of gender in North Korea

Book review: Jargon weighs down an impressive study of gender in North Korea

‘North Korea’s Mundane Revolution’ draws heavily on DPRK publications but ultimately has limited appeal beyond academia

Book review: Jargon weighs down an impressive study of gender in North Korea
Stephen Mercado
Stephen Mercado February 20, 2024
Kim Jong Un is daring Seoul to escalate. Both Koreas must step back from brink.

Kim Jong Un is daring Seoul to escalate. Both Koreas must step back from brink.

North Korea’s rejection of unification and warnings of war are responses to Seoul’s tough talk, raising risk of conflict

Kim Jong Un is daring Seoul to escalate. Both Koreas must step back from brink.
Chun In-bum
Chun In-bum January 19, 2024
North Korea is teaming up with China and Russia to violate human rights

North Korea is teaming up with China and Russia to violate human rights

Even as the US, ROK and Japan bolster cooperation, another trilateral alliance is conspiring to undermine global order

North Korea is teaming up with China and Russia to violate human rights
Eunju Kim
Eunju Kim January 18, 2024
South Korea must remain on guard against North Korean provocations in new year

South Korea must remain on guard against North Korean provocations in new year

Regime’s focus on weapons goals suggests it won’t lash out, but DPRK doesn’t shy away from conflict when in its interest

South Korea must remain on guard against North Korean provocations in new year
Chun In-bum
Chun In-bum December 29, 2023
Book review: A deep dive into the obscure world of North Korean animation

Book review: A deep dive into the obscure world of North Korean animation

In ‘The Complete Encyclopaedia of North Korean Anime,’ a Japanese IT worker explores seven decades of DPRK cartoons

Book review: A deep dive into the obscure world of North Korean animation
Stephen Mercado
Stephen Mercado December 26, 2023
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