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July 12, 2020

Analysis & Opinion

The latest analysis and opinion on North Korea by Daily NK staff and contributors.

Arms Seizure Unlikely to Hit Nuclear Talks

Although the 35-ton shipment of arms discovered aboard an aircraft travelling from Pyongyang is in contravention of UN Resolution 1874, which prohibits the sale...

Natan Sharansky and Kang Chul Hwan Address

Freedom House Conference on North Korea Natan Sharansky, a former Soviet dissident, Israeli politician, and author of “The Case for Democracy: The Power of...

No Sand in the Riceballs, Please

2005 was an ambivalent year for the promotion of human rights in North Korea. But that year, several students from Sookmyung Women’s University were...

Russia and China Stuck in Neutral

Now that the Cheonan issue is impending in the UN Security Council, attention in South Korea is gathering around what will come out of...

Lee Administration Aiming for Breakthrough in North-South Relations

North Korea, within two days of President Lee Myung Bak proposing a resumption of inter-Korea dialogue, has criticized and refused the proposal on the...

‘Denuclearization is a process, not a singular event,’ expert says

Ahead of tomorrow's United States-North Korea summit, the first between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader, and following the recent Punggye-ri Nuclear...

Who Can Kill the 3-Tiered Economy?

Is real reform on the horizon in North Korea? Before we don our rose colored glasses — as some already have — with respect...

North Korean Plutonium; the Key Issue in Nuclear Negotiations

With the amount of plutonium in the nuclear declaration 37-40kg as submitted by North Korea to China on the 27th, criticism about verification seems...
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Is the US really a “hindrance” to inter-Korean reconciliation?

“When the foreign ministry proudly stated that a US-South Korean Working Group had been formed, I thought had just ‘shackled ourselves,’” said...

Denuclearization Talks Drift over Cheonan Horizon

Claims that North Korea was involved in the sinking of the Cheonan continue, and forecasts for the resumption of the Six-Party Talks or a...

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