North Korea

North Korean Missile Launches

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On June 22, 2016, North Korea conducted two unsuccessful launches of medium-range presumably Musudan-type missiles. According to the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Korea, the first missile was…

Another Resurrected General and Other “Pyongyang canards”

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In February 2016, the list of repressed DPRK officials included the Chief of North Korea’s General Staff, Lee Yong-Guillem, who, as was reported by South Korean media with reference to sources in the South Korean government…

How Russia Implements Sanctions Against North Korea

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According to the press reports, Russia has made the decision to suspend its financial relations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and discontinue importing products of the North Korean mining sector. A draft presidential decree…

Western Kim-Phobia & The Danger of War

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In almost every US aligned Gulf State, you can find an autocratic monarch who rules over a small, oil-rich corner of the world via an outdated, pre-democratic legal system that grants him absolute authority. King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia…

Let’s Talk About Korea: The Dangerous Tone of US Media

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Often, when people are first becoming personally acquainted with me and my political views, I will be asked point-blank: “Do you support North Korea?” I always respond, “No, I don’t support North Korea. I support all of Korea.” Among average Americans…

Syria and Korea: The Logic of Peace and War

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The bold initiative by the Russian government to withdraw some of its forces from Syria is a lesson in the use of limited military means to achieve limited political ends. With the finesse of a skilled surgeon, the Russian intervention saved…

North Korea Punished for Helping to Liberate Africa

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Soon, most likely, there will be new brutal sanctions imposed against North Korea. And there will be massive provocative military exercises held, involving the US and South Korean (ROK). In brief…

On the Importance of Staying Cool in the Face of Provocations

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On March 7, the Republic of Korea (ROK)-United States joint military drills known as Key Resolve and Foal Eagle began. The goal of this year’s exercises is to practice pinpoint strikes on the North Korean (DPRK) leadership and…

Will the DPRK be Recognised as a Nuclear State?

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Inter-Korean relations have reached their nadir. Following the North’s fourth nuclear test in January and subsequent long-range rocket launch that placed a satellite in orbit, Seoul has closed the Kaesong Industrial Complex. Pyongyang has cut military…

Have We Witnessed a Dramatic Change in the Military Doctrine of the DPRK?

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As it was reported on Friday by the KCNA, during a visit to a closed firing range where advanced multiple rocket launchers were tested, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un announced that the country should be prepared to use…

Reality and Hypocrisy: DPRK Nuclear Test Condemned By Nuclear Powers

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The news of another nuclear weapon test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, often referred to in the west as North Korea, has been met with condemnation from the most powerful nuclear armed state of them all, the United…

Kim Jong-un and Hydrogen Bomb

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Sensational news! Pyongyang has another superweapon! On December 10, Kim Jong-un delivered a speech at the country’s first weapons factory in the Phyongchon District of Pyongyang, which commenced operations in 1945. Today the factory…


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