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Six-Party Talks representatives from the U.S., China and South Korea gathered in Beijing to discuss North Korean matters on...April 22, 2016 by Ha-young Choi
Jang Song Thaek’s path could best be described as full of ups and downs. A handsome, ambitious character, Jang nonetheless...March 09, 2016 by Ha-young Choi
Many dictatorships like to divide their citizens into several categories. Nazi Germany, for example, had Aryans and...February 24, 2016 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
Kim Jong Un’s decision to launch a long-range missile on the eve of the Lunar New Year was the second time in his just over...February 14, 2016 by Dennis P. Halpin
North Korea’s Chief of the Korean People's Army (KPA) General Staff Ri Yong Gil was reportedly executed sometime earlier...February 11, 2016 by JH Ahn
High-ranking North Korean official Choe Ryong Hae has made an appearance in the Wednesday edition of the Rodong Sinmun...January 20, 2016 by JH Ahn
Several developments in the final months of 2015 have both shed light and raised questions regarding the current composition...January 12, 2016 by John G. Grisafi
Last time we looked at the early days of Kim Il Sung’s dominance, but saw that much of those early decisions originated...December 31, 2015 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
On August 8, 1945, when the Soviet Union attacked Imperial Japan, Kim Il Sung was still a nobody. He, a mere captain of the...December 28, 2015 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
It’s not been a good week for Korean girl bands. On two continents, ensembles from North and South found themselves...December 15, 2015 by Aidan Foster-Carter
North Korea’s Moranbong Band, which arrived in Beijing on Friday, suddenly left China on Saturday without providing any...December 12, 2015 by JH Ahn
In recent months, there have been numerous cases of North Korean elites reemerging after months of absence from public view....November 30, 2015 by John G. Grisafi
The month of October 2015 for the North Korean regime’s senior leadership was dominated by emphasis on the 70th anniversary...November 17, 2015 by John G. Grisafi
On Saturday Lee Ul Sol, twice the Hero of the DPRK, Labor Hero of the DPRK, bearer of three orders of Kim Il Sung, of the...November 09, 2015 by Fyodor Tertitskiy
Press coverage of North Korea is notoriously patchy. Commissioned by editors with little to no expertise in the complexities...October 22, 2015 by Oliver Hotham
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