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August 20, 2019

Behind the curtain of Ri Son Kwon’s change of tune during high-level talks

Between the morning and afternoon hours of January 9, the day of the first high-level talks between North and South Korea in two years,...

1994 nuclear crisis in retrospect: Assessing likelihood of US pre-emptive strike

Aggressive rhetoric from the current US administration has raised the question of whether the US will consider using force as an option to address...

North Korea quietly promotes Kim Jong Un to ‘Third General,’ replacing his grandmother Kim...

On August 14, 2016, North Korea opened the “Fifth International Festival in Praise of the Great Persons of Mt. Paektu,” a celebration of the...

Xi Jinping’s second term and implications for regional relations

The 19th Party Congress held in October marked the beginning of President Xi Jinping's second term. President Xi delivered a speech at the congress...

Entrance Exam for Kim Il Song University Was Once Leaked

The recent leak of test questions for Gimpo Foreign Language High School entrance is arousing controversy in South Korean society. Many are wondering about...

Influx of outside information into North Korea will spur reunification

Thae Yong Ho, North Korea’s ex-deputy ambassador in London appeared at a press conference on December 27, in his first public appearance since his...

Rice-planting season spells more forced labor for residents

Every year throughout May and June, the North Korean authorities launch the nation’s so-called “rice planting battle.” During this period, citizens of all ages...

South Korea needs a new security strategy to break the cycle

South Koreans are more concerned than ever with national security following the North’s fourth nuclear test. From the implementation of more tolerant policies to the extreme...

North Korea ramps up the pressure on South Korea

Following the inauguration of the Moon government, North Korea has announced its position on its relationship with the South for the first time through...

Kim Han Sol Makes Minor Splash

Images of a young man assumed to be the 16-year old son of Kim Jong Nam have surfaced on Facebook, causing a stir in...

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