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August 20, 2019

Rodong Sinmun caught between “reality and propaganda”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh7bsYA2n44 Two recent editorials published by in North Korea's Rodong Sinmun merit a closer look: a July 1 piece entitled, ‘Let Us Further Deepen Education...

Kim Jong Un went to Panmunjom to reinforce North Korea’s nuclear power status, says...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRBE4wkp1fY Following the surprising Kim-Trump meeting at Panmunjom on June 30, excitement grew around the possibility of denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula. On...
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un stand on the North Korean side of the DMZ in Panmujom on June 30

Future of US-DPRK talks depend on Trump’s actions

The recent meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was only possible because of the US president. On...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reads a letter from U.S. President Donald Trump

Is a restart to substantive US-DPRK talks on the horizon?

There are indications that the US and North Korea are moving to restart negotiations after many months of stalemate following their bilateral summit in...
President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

North Korea is key to breaking the stalemate

Efforts to break the stagnation in inter-Korean and US-DPRK relations have continued into June of this year. In Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump received...

North Korean government responsible for food shortages

The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and World Food Program (WFP) recently expressed concerns that North Korea is facing its most severe food...
Moon Jae In and Kim Jong Un during the September 2018 inter-Korean summit in Pyognyang

North Korea negotiations: South Korea needs eyes wide open

Two weeks have passed since President Moon Jae In proposed another inter-Korean summit. On April 15, Moon officially proposed an inter-Korean summit with North...

The United States shouldn’t be distracted by North Korea’s latest weapons test

On April 18, North Korean media reported that on the previous day, Kim Jong Un observed the testing of a new “tactical guided weapon.”...
Surveillance camera and guard post on the Sino-North Korea border (January 2019)

Photos from North Korean border belie state propaganda

The installation of surveillance cameras along the Sino-North Korean border appears to have reached completion, according to recent reports from Daily NK. The Chinese have...
North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui at a press conference following the Hanoi Summit

U.S.-DPRK dialogue: Where do we go from here?

On March 15, Choe Son Hui, North Korea’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, held a press conference and stated, “We have no intention to...

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