June 20, 2021

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Kim Jong Un equally ready to talk or fight with Biden

SEOUL – Kim Jong Un is ready for war-war but he is also ready to jaw-jaw.  In a signal

June 18, 2021 By Asia Times

SEOUL – Kim Jong Un is ready for war-war but he is also ready to jaw-jaw.  In a signal

Kim ready for ‘dialogue and confrontation’ with US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said the country must prepare for both “dialogue and confrontation” with the United

June 18, 2021 By Asia Times

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said the country must prepare for both “dialogue and confrontation” with the United

Growth of nuclear arsenals ‘a worrisome sign’

“ Every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable. The weapons of

June 17, 2021 By Asia Times

“ Every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable. The weapons of

Behold, North Korea has Asia’s hottest currency

Something weird recently happened to what had been one of the world’s least coveted currencies.  If you

June 11, 2021 By Asia Times

Something weird recently happened to what had been one of the world’s least coveted currencies.  If you

Kim’s strategy: denuclearization and brinkmanship

In an article that appeared in Asia Times, Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Alex Wong, a former US State Department official,

June 09, 2021 By Asia Times

In an article that appeared in Asia Times, Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Alex Wong, a former US State Department official,

Guessing game: Will Kim’s sister become his No 2?

The Kim family regime in North Korea plays its cards extremely close to its chest, but Pyongyangologists don’t complain.

June 03, 2021 By Asia Times

The Kim family regime in North Korea plays its cards extremely close to its chest, but Pyongyangologists don’t complain.

Northeast Asia must avoid ‘nuclear domino effect’

As strategic risks rise across Northeast Asia, the region desperately needs a security dialog framework, a leading expert said in

June 03, 2021 By Asia Times

As strategic risks rise across Northeast Asia, the region desperately needs a security dialog framework, a leading expert said in

North Korea abandons South revolution plan: report

North Korea’s ruling party has deleted from its supreme rulebook language that had committed it to encourage a revolution

June 02, 2021 By Asia Times

North Korea’s ruling party has deleted from its supreme rulebook language that had committed it to encourage a revolution

Meet the new No. 2 in North Korea

A new official North Korean position has been added just a hair under the top on the personnel chart and

June 01, 2021 By Asia Times

A new official North Korean position has been added just a hair under the top on the personnel chart and

Kim wishes his subjects communism, not Chinese luck

I’ve often observed that for his countrymen it was a stroke of luck that Mao Anying died young, fighting

May 28, 2021 By Asia Times

I’ve often observed that for his countrymen it was a stroke of luck that Mao Anying died young, fighting

Holding Kim Jong Un to account

SEOUL – Kim Jong Un, take heed. You are being watched, your human rights abuses are being recorded and you and

May 20, 2021 By Asia Times

SEOUL – Kim Jong Un, take heed. You are being watched, your human rights abuses are being recorded and you and

Kim launches preemptive strike on Biden-Moon meet

SEOUL – The great game in Northeast Asia is back on after Pyongyang fired rhetorical barrages following Washington’s announcement

May 03, 2021 By Asia Times

SEOUL – The great game in Northeast Asia is back on after Pyongyang fired rhetorical barrages following Washington’s announcement

Fiery defector raises finger to Pyongyang and Seoul

SEOUL – A North Korean defector Friday hurled down the gauntlet to the South Korean government with the release of propaganda

April 30, 2021 By Asia Times

SEOUL – A North Korean defector Friday hurled down the gauntlet to the South Korean government with the release of propaganda

Covid-19 exacerbates North Korea’s bad choices

Covid-19 has been a disaster for North Korea . Last week Kim Jong Un was quoted as warning that “his country

April 28, 2021 By Asia Times

Covid-19 has been a disaster for North Korea . Last week Kim Jong Un was quoted as warning that “his country

North Koreans blame China for their viral woes

In the United States, an upsurge in anti-Asian violence and hate speech has been blamed on loose talk emphasizing the

April 27, 2021 By Asia Times

In the United States, an upsurge in anti-Asian violence and hate speech has been blamed on loose talk emphasizing the

Signs indicate North Korea-China trade resumption

Observers of North Korea are close to consensus on a view that the border with China is being reopened to

April 26, 2021 By Asia Times

Observers of North Korea are close to consensus on a view that the border with China is being reopened to

Korea’s firmest friends fade into twilight

Their shoulders held the sky suspended — A. E. Housman  PAJU, SOUTH KOREA – Exactly 70 years ago, Hill 235, overlooking

April 25, 2021 By Asia Times

Their shoulders held the sky suspended — A. E. Housman  PAJU, SOUTH KOREA – Exactly 70 years ago, Hill 235, overlooking

No shortcut to freedom for North Korea’s defectors

SEOUL – North Korean defectors may be the most invisible displaced persons on earth.  Why so? Firstly, their estimated

April 24, 2021 By Asia Times

SEOUL – North Korean defectors may be the most invisible displaced persons on earth.  Why so? Firstly, their estimated

Pyongyang may restart nuclear tests this year: Intel

North Korea could resume nuclear tests this year as a way to force President Joe Biden’s administration to enter

April 14, 2021 By Asia Times

North Korea could resume nuclear tests this year as a way to force President Joe Biden’s administration to enter

‘Worst ever’ threat to Kim Jong Un’s rule

Pyongyang’s announcement that North Korean athletes would not participate in the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo was undoubtedly dis

April 12, 2021 By Asia Times

Pyongyang’s announcement that North Korean athletes would not participate in the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo was undoubtedly dis