Материалы: ‘Korea’

Vladimir Putin: «Pressure on North Korea and tougher sanctions do not solve the North Korean nuclear problem»

Seoul, Yonhap News. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the nuclear problem of North Korea will not be solved by putting pressure on the country and tightening sanctions against it. On this day, President Vladimir Putin took part in a meeting of the «New Sanctuary» of the International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in St. Petersburg, the […]

Konstantin Asmolov – Shaping the Washington-Tokyo-Seoul Triangle

In one of his past articles the author promised to discuss in more detail how anti-Japanese sentiments in Seoul began to diminish with Joe Biden’s accession to power. The first signs of this development were observed at the end of 2020, when there was already a concern that the Seoul-Tokyo feud might have a negative […]

Konstantin Asmolov – Results of the Biden-Moon Summit and China’s Response

Having described the general results of the visit of the President of South Korea to the United States, we would like to take a closer look at what was the reaction of Beijing to the clearly visible anti-Chinese visit and how in Seoul they diligently pretend that “there was nothing like this and we will not get […]

Konstantin Asmolov – Moon Jae-in’s Visit to the US

In May 2021, South Korea’s President paid a scheduled visit to the United State where he met with the recently elected US leader. The trip took place at a time when a number of internal political issues plague the ROK and the confrontation between the US and PRC continues. Prior to the visit, South Korean […]

Konstantin Asmolov – Kim Il Sung’s Memoirs Published in South Korea: What Could it Mean?

On April 21, 2021, “With the Century” hit the bookstores in Seoul. This is Kim Il Sung’s memoirs, written at the end of his life, covering the period from 1912 to 1945 (before the liberation of Korea). They describe the childhood of the North Korean leader and his actions in resisting the Japanese colonial regime.  […]

Konstantin Asmolov. To What Extent does the Testimony given by DPRK Defectors Represent a Credible Source?

On February 21, 2021, South Korean media outlets reported that four North Korean defectors plan to sue Unification Minister Lee In-young for defamation over his recent remarks casting doubt over what defectors say about the North’s human rights situation. The matter is that on February 3, Lee said during a press conference with foreign media reporters […]

Konstantin Asmolov. Miracles of Sloppiness, or Another Ode to «Locked Borders»

On the morning of February 16, 2021, a “suspicious man” was detained near a military checkpoint on the eastern segment of the inter-Korean border. According to the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces of Korea, the intruder was detected by a video surveillance camera. He was moving south near a military checkpoint located […]

Konstantin Asmolov – Verdict in Chun Doo-hwan’s Case is Far From Satisfying

At the end of November 2020 the lengthy court proceedings stemming from attempts made by the Moon Jae-in administration to imprison yet another former President finally came to an end. After Chun Doo-hwan took advantage of political instability in the country to usurp power starting in December 1979, students in the city of Gwangju started […]

Konstantin Asmolov – Gymnastic Wonders or Just Plain Carelessness?

On November 4, 2020, the South Korean military deployed near the border with the North was put on high alert and sent to search for an unidentified person detected by technical controls. For the search operations, troops were placed on the “Jindogae” alert, which is issued to cope with a possible intrusion of armed guerrillas […]

Konstantin Asmolov – Seoul’s “New Old” Proposal to End Inter-Korean Conflict.

On September 22, 2020, South Korean President Moon Jae-in “called for a declaration to the end of” the Korean conflict in a prerecorded speech addressed to the participants of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly. “This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Korean War and now is the time to terminate […]