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Mandate for talks: how likely is a third inter-Korean summit?

Mandate for talks: how likely is a third inter-Korean summit?

Public support for a Kim-Moon meeting is high, but Seoul suffers when dialogue fails to deliver results

Mandate for talks: how likely is a third inter-Korean summit?
Author Image Fyodor Tertitskiy February 23, 2018
How the North is run: the State Affairs Commission

How the North is run: the State Affairs Commission

How the SAC gradually evolved to become the de jure highest state institution in the DPRK

How the North is run: the State Affairs Commission
Author Image Fyodor Tertitskiy February 2, 2018
Law and order: North Korea’s up-to-date Penal Code

Law and order: North Korea’s up-to-date Penal Code

The 2015 edition reveals how the DPRK continues to punish political and economic crimes

Law and order: North Korea’s up-to-date Penal Code
Author Image Fyodor Tertitskiy January 29, 2018
Crime and punishment: a brief history of North Korea’s penal code

Crime and punishment: a brief history of North Korea’s penal code

What began as a clone of the Soviet system has developed to uniquely suit the DPRK's circumstances

Crime and punishment: a brief history of North Korea’s penal code
Author Image Fyodor Tertitskiy January 25, 2018
New South Korean unilateral sanctions: What are Moon’s options?

New South Korean unilateral sanctions: What are Moon’s options?

Seoul has only a few options left if it wants to increase pressure on Pyongyang

New South Korean unilateral sanctions: What are Moon’s options?
Author Image Chad O'Carroll August 2, 2017
From Kim Jong Il to Kim Jong Un: N. Korean leadership dynamics since 1995

From Kim Jong Il to Kim Jong Un: N. Korean leadership dynamics since 1995

Analysis reveals Kim Jong Un-era figures most focused on economy, while old guard dominates military and political events

From Kim Jong Il to Kim Jong Un: N. Korean leadership dynamics since 1995
Author Image Tristan Webb June 30, 2017
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula: Plus ça change?

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula: Plus ça change?

Despite current anxieties, lessons from past tensions offer hope

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula: Plus ça change?
Author Image Tristan Webb April 20, 2017
Kim Jong Un’s February Activity: “Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi”

Kim Jong Un’s February Activity: “Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi”

Leadership activities dominated by Kim Jong Il's 75th birth anniversary event

Kim Jong Un’s February Activity: “Le Roi Est Mort, Vive Le Roi”
Author Image Tristan Webb March 10, 2017
Rumblings at the top: Kim Won Hong’s fall from grace

Rumblings at the top: Kim Won Hong’s fall from grace

The recent demotion of North Korea's spy chief speaks to the country's Machiavellian political structure

Rumblings at the top: Kim Won Hong’s fall from grace
Author Image Christopher Green February 16, 2017
Special relationship: China and “strategic patience”

Special relationship: China and “strategic patience”

The alliance between the DPRK and its closest ally is not as clear-cut as many believe

Special relationship: China and “strategic patience”
Author Image Weiqi Zhang December 1, 2016