Kim Yo-jong arrived in South Korea

A high-level North Korean delegation including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister has arrived at a train station in Pyeongchang hours ahead of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.

Kim Yo-jong on Friday became officialy the first member of her family to visit South Korea since the 1950-53 Korean War. However it’s known that Kim Yong-ju, the younger brother of Kim Il-sung used to visit South Korean in the 70’s. Jang Sung-thaek, the husband of the aunt of Kim Jong-un was also several times in South Korea.  Kim Yong-nam, the North Korean official head of state, who is accompaying Kim Yo-jong, is also a far member of the Kim family.

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Jang Sung-thaek in Seoul (Source: KBS)

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North Korea conducts new intercontinental missile test: Analysis and Opinion

For a while I considered that NK was doing these ballistic attemtps as a marketing issue, in order to sell its technology in spite of the resolution United Nations Security Council Resolution 1874. In my opinion when NK is selling its technology for example to Iran (Shahab missiles), they sell and transport it with the agreement of Chinese authorities as these weapons need to reach their target via China.

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North Korea conducts its fifth nuclear test: report and comments

As it was presumed, North Korea conducted a new nuclear test, its fifth one, at its famous site based at Punggye-ri on the 9th September. This test caused an earthquake of 5.3 magnitude, which is identical to January activity. Meanwhile in Pyongyang, it’s the national day, an important holiday in North Korea.

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North Korean Foreign Minister to Visit the United States For First Time in 15 Years

According to the South Korean Broadcasting System, “North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong (a.k.a Ri Chol) is scheduled to visit the United States in mid-September for a United Nations general assembly in New York. This marks the first time a North Korean foreign minister will visit the U.S. in 15 years.

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Credentials to Kim Yong Nam from Ambassador of Ireland to DPRK

Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, received credentials from Aingeal O’Donoghue, ambassador of Ireland to the DPRK, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Tuesday. Aingeal O’Donoghue will be based in Beijing. It’s the first time that an Irish will be attached to the DPRK. Ireland used to have to diplomatic relations with the DPRK.

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Some left but some stay: a quick review of the election to the SPA

Analyzing the list of people who were chosen at the new SPA (Supreme People Assembly of North Korea) election, we can notice that as usually the same people were chosen as in previous elections except some little changes. It would … Continue reading Some left but some stay: a quick review of the election to the SPA

Evénement à la SOAS de Londres

C’est avec une joie non-contenue que je souhaiterais vous convier le 15 novembre à 17 heures à la SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) de Londres dans le cadre de laquelle je présenterais un exposé consacré à l’impact des … Continue reading Evénement à la SOAS de Londres

Ro Tu Chol le libéral ou la marionnette ?

Mercredi  6 novembre, Ro Tu Chol a fait un discours concernant la gestion de sociétés. Lors de celui-ci, le vice premier ministre nord-coréen a voulut indiquer que les gouvernements régionaux auront le droit de générer des profits et de gérer … Continue reading Ro Tu Chol le libéral ou la marionnette ?