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The Launch of the Kvanmenson Rocket

Konstantin Asmolov So North Korea has launched its rocket, and it was neither a bluff nor an action it had previously offered to cancel in exchange for economic assistance or some other benefit for the country. The launch was recorded by an American military satellite, and the spent stages fell into the Pacific Ocean exactly […]

Slivko S.V. – Hard reply Kim Jong-un: Why North Korea have nuclear weapons.

In December 2011, the political and military leaderships in the DPRK are changed. In connection with the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il (17 December), his successor Kim Jong-Un took the post of Supreme Commander in Chief of the Korean Army on December 24, and in December 26 he was elected First Secretary […]

Samokhin A.V. – 10 days in North Korea that shocked me.

Andrei Samokhin

I usually write only scientific articles, but here, as the saying goes, could not take up the pen. I will try to objectively as possible describe the impressions of the trip to DPRK. Before flying to North Korea, and I was there for the first time, I tried to find as much information as possible […]

Independence, Peaceful Reunification and Grand National Unity – the Fundamental Principles of Korean Reunification

It has been long past half a century since Korea, a homogenous nation with a 5,000 year-long history, was divided into two by foreign forces. Even the name of the country, Korea, that was admired as “the land of morning calm” is now being addressed as “north Korea” and “south Korea” for the past 70 […]


Lee Kyong Wan, Research Professor, Academic rank: Doctor (PhD), Halllim University (Republic of Korea), arachika@naver.com Abstract: Koreans conscripted to Sakhalin by Japanese colonizers during the World War II experienced inexorable sufferings from racial persecution and harsh labor. Even after the war, their human rights were downtrodden by all national societies. These nations should take moral and legal responsibilities for […]

U.S. intel ‘black budget’ concedes ‘critical’ ignorance on North Korea, other crucial threats

By Max Fisher North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shown in his “war room” during early 2013 tensions with the U.S. (Reuters/KCNA) The United States intelligence community’s “black budget,” which spells out its spending programs and is revealed in an article by Post reporters Barton Gellman, Greg Miller and Julie Tate, seems to confirm something […]

N. Korea Admits Rocket Launch Failure

By Kim Yoon-mi U.N. Security Council immediately convenes in response to apparent missile test North Korea admitted Friday that its Kwangmyongsong-3 satellite failed to enter orbit after launch. “Scientists, technicians and experts are now looking into the cause of the failure,” the North’s official Korean Central News Agency said in a brief dispatch, without elaborating. […]

North Korea to Aim Test Missile at Australia

A senior United States official says a long-range missile which North Korea plans to test next month will for the first time be aimed towards South-East Asia and Australia. The assistant secretary of state for East Asia and the Pacific, Kurt Campbell, says the US believes the North Korean missile will land in an area […]

U.S.-DPRK Food/Nuclear Announcement

By Victor Cha, Ellen Kim, Marie DuMond   On February 23–24, the U.S. delegation headed by Ambassador Glyn T. Davies, special representative for North Korea policy, held a third exploratory round of U.S.-DPRK bilateral talks in Beijing with his North Korean counterpart, Kim Kye Gwan. This is the first meeting between the two countries following […]

The price of negotiating with North Korea

By Victor Cha, Ellen Kim and Marie DuMond, Special to CNN   Editor’s note: Victor Cha is former director of Asian Affairs at the National Security Council and author of “The Impossible State: North Korea’s Past and Future” (Ecco, April 2012). Ellen Kim is a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Marie […]