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Choe Hui Chol, a senior North Korean diplomat who has served as a Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs since January 2017, has...March 25, 2019 by Oliver Hotham
What would happen if Kim Jong Un died? This is not a question often discussed. While articles on the subjects like...March 14, 2019 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
Update on 02/16/2019 at 1430 KST: This piece has been updated to include further details provided by a source. Kwon Jong...February 14, 2019 by Oliver Hotham
One of the oldest theoretical concepts about the earlier history of North Korea is the division of its politicians into four...February 03, 2019 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
This is part of a larger series examining some of North Korea’s key institutions. The series has also covered the State...January 27, 2019 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
Jo Yong Won, a vice director at the ruling party's powerful Organization and Guidance Department (OGD), appeared in state...January 07, 2019 by Oliver Hotham
Last week, media reported that yet another defection of a high-level North Korean official has taken place. This time, it...January 06, 2019 by Andrei Lankov
Today, on December 24, North Korea officially celebrates the 101st birthday of one of the key figures in the country's...December 23, 2018 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
It has now been five years since one of the most memorable events of the Kim Jong Un era: the public announcement that the...December 13, 2018 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
South Korean intelligence now considers Kim Il Sung’s ex-wife Kim Song Ae – born in 1924 – to be officially dead,...December 11, 2018 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
Last month, Pope Francis surprised his global flock when he said he would, if officially invited, visit North Korea. The...November 13, 2018 by Alessandro Ford
North Korea is ruled by the Party and the Party’s top institution is the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the Central...November 01, 2018 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
North Korea's Party Foundation Day is a holiday as odd as the country's Foundation Day. Both are very loosely based on...October 09, 2018 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
George W Bush once famously said, or mis-said: “They misunderestimated me”. Bushisms are easy to mock, but I agree with...October 08, 2018 by Aidan Foster-Carter
Few people in North Korean history are as mysterious as Pang Hak Se (방학세/方學世). He was, arguably, the key figure...October 04, 2018 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
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