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December 11, 2018

More sanctions will only hurt the North Korean people

Having pushed forward with its fourth nuclear test, if North Korea faces greater pressure and financial sanctions from the international community, it may lead to undesired...

An Unhelpful Expense Even in Death

Kim Il Sung, who died 17 years ago and in whose honor the whole of North Korea is today celebrating, lies in state in...

Analysis of Lee Myung Bak’s Policy toward North Korea

“North Korea Policy” is one of the greatest issues of the 17th presidential elections. In contrast to the government’s “Sunshine Policy” and position on “anti-conservative...

China repatriates 70 North Korean defectors

Recently, 70 North Korean defectors were detained in Tumen’s border detention center in Jilin Province, China. In total, there were 50 adults and 20...

Kim Jong Eun’s Long-lasting Pain in the Neck

One year ago today, the North Korean authorities launched a currency redenomination which produced limitless confusion and bitter complaints across North Korea. Now, The...

Young People Surfing the Korean Wave

The ‘Korean Wave’ has been big in Asia for some years, and has recently made inroads as far away as Europe, too. Naturally, North...

The Life and Execution of Kim Hyun

Among the many interesting stories that are hidden in the archives of the North Korean ruling family, one of the most intriguing surrounds Kim...

North Korea Does Not Have a Sex Problem? (II)

◆ North Korea does not have a sex problem = North Korea, until 1980s, was not open about sex. A conservative aspect remained...

North Korean authorities avoid major market disruptions from sanctions

One month after UN Security Council's passage of sanctions Resolution 2371, exchange rates and prices remain relatively stable in North Korea's marekts. Surprisingly, the...

Supreme People’s Assembly alludes to ‘diplomacy’ over ‘nuclear weapons’

North Korea reinstated its Diplomatic Commission, which was abolished during the Kim Jong Il era in 1998, during the fifth session of the 13th...

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