Scandal with Missing North Korean Waitresses: Will they Appear before Court?


A scandal that involved thirteen North Korean defectors—a restaurant manager and twelve waitresses, employees of a North Korean restaurant, which was already covered

Do the anti-DPRK sanctions work?


Reading Western media, one can get the impression that the sanctions introduced after the nuclear missile tensions of 2016 significantly hit the DPRK economy. That famine, followed by the “Maidan” and…

New Kim Jong-un’s Title


In the session of the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) of North Korea convened on June 29 in Pyongyang, the National Defense Commission was announced to be replaced with the State Affairs Commission. According to the amended North Korean…

New Sanctions Against Kim Jong-un


On July 7, 2016, the United States included the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the sanctions list for human rights violations. The statement made by the U.S….

Where Is North Korea Heading and Can the Strategic Deadlock be Overcome?


North Korea once again was on a brink of a war, and it once again managed to pull back out of it. While another escalation of the situation on the Korean Peninsula is subsiding, the global community is wondering what…

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Place in Chinese-US Relations


After the People’s Republic of China held back from opposing the American project of tough sanctions, a question that many people might have is whether the Chinese side made a bad bargain, and whether or…

On the scandal of the North Korean escapee waitresses

Prior to the parliamentary elections in South Korea, the news was awash with a beautiful story regaling readers with the refrain: “they chose freedom!”. 13 people (12 women and one man, the manager) escaped from the North Korean…

On the Results of the Seventh Convention


On May 6-9, Pyongyang hosted the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea. In the run-up to the congress, experts of different degrees of involvement made various predictions. On average, Korean studies experts maintained that…

North Korea’s Fifth Nuclear Test Coming Soon?


Following the North Korea’s fourth nuclear test, the virtual dust had hardly settled, before South Korean experts began to talk about the eminence of the fifth. Yet, the few dates, which South Korea had set for the North Korean nuclear fireworks…

Illegal Weddings and Mysterious Strangers

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In the run-up to the VII Congress of the Workers’ Party of North Korea, the number of sensation news items about North Korea begins to predictably increase. Thus, on May 2 almost all central Russian media spread the news that, funerals and…

Fifteen Year’s Sentence for a Motto Torn Off


The list of American citizens who suffered at the hands of the North Korean regime has just become a bit longer. On March 16, 2016, the Supreme Court of North Korea sentenced a U.S. student to 15 years in a labor camp for “committing an act of hostility…

Once Again on the Mysterious North Korean Hackers


A statement delivered by President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Park Geun-hye in April, confirming that ROK is getting ready to launch an anti-cyberterrorism program…

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