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August 20, 2019

North Korean security agents to make up large part of Olympic group

Chief South Korean delegate Chun Hae Sung (Ministry of Unification) briefs the media in downtown Seoul after working-level talks with North Korea on January...

Kim Jong Un may use Olympics as stage for promoting ‘achievements’

Kim Jong Un rides a ski lift prior to the opening ceremony at the Masik Pass resort in 2013. Image: Rodong SinmunDuring working-level talks on...

Why is North Korea sending the Samjiyon Orchestra to the Olympics?

The 'Samjiyon Band' (distinct from the 'Samjiyon Orchestra') performs 'Eternal Echoes' for the 80th anniversary of the 'Pochonbo Battle' in Ryanggang Province. Image: Yonhap News...

Experts wary of North Korea using Olympic art troupe for propaganda purposes

Delegates from the respective Unification Ministries of North and South Korea meet for working-level talks in Panmunjom on January 15. Image: Ministry of UnificationDelegates from...

North Korea restrained in high-level talks, eyes South as shortcut to sanctions relief

Ri Son Gwon (left), head of the North Korean delegation, shakes hands with his counterpart from South Korea Cho Myoung Gyun (right) during the...

US warns of N Korean ‘provocations’ as it sends bombers, carriers to region

Hackers tied to Kim Jong Un's regime stole blueprints and other information about warships and submarines last year when they broke into one of...

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...

Moon government fails to make progress in relationship with North Korea

August 17 marked the 100th day after the inauguration of South Korea’s Moon government. However, the restoration of inter-Korean relations that it had previously...

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...

Defectors need protection as North Korea increases kidnappings

Concerns are growing over the rising number of forced repatriations of North Korean defectors. While some governments have taken a principled stand, in reality,...

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