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October 21, 2019
A blessed future

Unification minister should focus on North Korean human rights

In 2019, North Korea released a collection of short stories called “Blessed Future.” The book features 17 short stories, all of which praise Kim...
Supreme People's Assembly

North Korea’s latest constitutional revisions are a retreat to the past

During the Second Session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly, on August 29, North Korea again revised its constitution, the second time it has...
Statues of Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung

Shining a light on North Korea’s political prison camps

A family in Chongjin... There was a family living in the North Korean city of Chongjin in North Hamgyong Province. Though the father was a...
friendship bridge

Behind the only known student uprising in North Korea

Ethnic Chinese (also called hwagyo, or "overseas Chinese") hold a unique place in North Korean society. This is due largely in part to North...

Two perspectives of one North Korean Potemkin village

A North Korean Potemkin Village  People view North Korea in two different ways. For example, take a look at the picture above. You can see...
Kim and Trump

North Korea continues showdown with the US, seeks “new path”

Although US-South Korean military drills have ended, it appears unlikely that US-North Korean talks will resume anytime soon. The US seems to be waiting...

North Korea voices support for China’s position on Hong Kong demonstrations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZTFOB7Vo7o Mass protests triggered by repatriation laws proposed by the Chinese Hong Kong authorities are now entering their third month with no signs of abatement....

New missile launches put Pyongyang citizens in harm’s way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffXpe1AY6mk Early on the morning of Saturday August 10, North Korea fired another round of missiles from the Hamhung area towards the East Sea. The...

North Korea’s provocations dim tourism prospects with the South

https://youtu.be/aO4CpZC01G4 Early in the morning of August 6, North Korea launched several short-range missiles from a western base in South Hwanghae Province overland towards the...

North Korea’s weapons programs comes at the expense of its people

This week’s Rodong Sinmun showed Kim Jong Un inspecting a newly-built submarine and providing guidance during the demonstration of a new tactical guided weapon. During...

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