Материалы: ‘Korea’

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 […]

Konstantin Asmolov – Relations between China and DPRK in Summer-Autumn 2020.

At a time when the confrontation between the United States and China is ongoing, and the nations on the Korean Peninsula are in the process of choosing whose side to take in the approaching conflict, DPRK’s stance appears to be more certain, as evidenced by its political and economic ties during the period in question. […]

Konstantin Asmolov. US Presidential Elections and the Korean Peninsula.

In the United States, participants in the presidential election that will be held on November 3, have been determined. The Republican nominee is the White House’s current head, Donald Trump, and the Democratic nominee is former Vice President Joe Biden. In this context, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea has launched […]

Konstantin Asmolov – DPRK’s Digital Potential

North Korea is considered to be one of the poorest countries and many believe that it is behind the rest of the world in the IT sphere. But is this true? Mobile phone and computer penetration As of November 2019, there were 6 million mobile phones (on average costing $100-200) in use in the DPRK. […]

North Korea Is Recycling Mac Malware. That’s Not the Worst Part

Lazarus Group hackers have long plagued the internet—using at least one tool they picked up just by looking around online. FOR YEARS, NORTH Korea’s Lazarus Group hackers have plundered and pillaged the global internet, scamming and infecting digital devices around the world for espionage, profit, and sabotage. One of their weapons of choice: a so-called […]

Vladimir Beik — “We have united both states of Korea in the Khabarovsk territory»

On the 10th of June, 2019, Vladimir Nikolaevich Beik who is the President of the Association of Korean organizations of the Far East and Siberia (AKOFES) was invited to the program “Eastern gate “of the radio station” East of Russia”. Vladimir Nikolaevich brought the subject of the historical significance of the Korean Peninsula for Russia […]