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… Read More Kim Yo-jong arrived in South Korea
I’m pleased to announce that within the Tübingen Korean Studies Programme; on the 20th December, I will give a lecture entitled A Typology of the North Korean Leadership under the Era of Kim Jong-un – Elements of Comparison with Kim Il Sung & Kim Jong-il’s Periods of Power at the Korean Faculty of the Tubingen University at… Read More Upcoming Lecture
I was recently quoted in the Romanian mgazine “qmagazine” on an article dedicated to the future of North Korea. The document is available there.
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… Read More North Korea conducts new intercontinental missile test: Analysis and Opinion
Following the defeat of Japanese imperialism (1910-1945), North Korea was established on the 9th September 1948. Starting from this date North Korea struggled to build a model socialist state under the guidance of the Korean Workers’ Party, a communist party which was organized according to the Soviet model of organization.
The US are regularly applying new sanctions towards the leaders of North Korea. Recently the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated top officials of the North Korean regime, including North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, ten other individuals, and five entities, for their ties to North Korea’s notorious abuses… Read More The good and the bad leadership of North Korea
“A DPRK diplomat in London is going through procedures to seek asylum in a third country,” the JoongAng Ilbo said. “The DPRK Embassy made belated attempts to figure out the diplomat’s whereabouts, but has failed.”