Repression of North Korean Diplomats – Another Red Herring from the Chosun Ilbo
The latest news item about DPRK’s bloody regime is spreading throughout the globe. The conservative South Korean newspaper the Chosun Ilbo cited an unnamed source in its article, which said that in March 2019, the former Ambassador to Spain, Kim Hyok-chol, who headed negotiations in the runup to the Summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump […]
Yet Another Victor Cha’s Attempt to Stall US-DPRK Talks, or was it John Bolton’s?
Not long ago, we examined two attempts which were made by Victor Cha—failed US Ambassador to South Korea and one of the most odious foreign policy hawks—to disrupt the North Korea–United States Summit. First, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where Cha is responsible for South Korea, tried to claim a well-known military […]
News about “North Korean Hackers” and IT Penetration in DPRK
The last time we discussed the subject of North Korean hackers was when the U.S. Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions against the hacker Park Jin Hyok from DPRK and the North Korean company Chosun Expo Joint Venture, which he had worked for as a programmer, because of links connecting them to cyberattacks carried out […]
DPRK Is Still Being Persecuted For “Violating Human Rights”
The ties between South and North Koreas are becoming closer and there are fewer tensions in the relationship between DPRK and the USA. That often makes us forget that, though it was rather the Democrats’ strategy to pick on North Korea for violating human rights, the pressure on Pyongyang for this reason has merely become […]
Preparations for Second Summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump
The Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, citing sources in the US administration, has reported that the next summit between the United States and DPRK was to take place as early as the middle of November. Possible venues for this meeting were Stockholm and Geneva. However, the cancellation (or more officially an indefinite postponement due to conflicting […]
Who Is Responsible for the WannaCry Virus?
On June 8 2018 the FBI put Park Jin Hyok, a North Korean citizen, on its Wanted list and issued an order for his arrest. He is accused of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and computer fraud. According to the investigators, Park studied at the Kim Chaek University of Technology in Pyongyang, and subsequently travelled […]
Is North Korea Fulfilling its Singapore Summit Commitments?
Against the background of a number of high-profile statements by the Western press that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is secretly developing a nuclear missile program, thereby violating the Singapore Declaration and deceiving the world community at large and Donald Trump personally, the author would like to present a detailed answer to the […]
The Results of the Meeting Between Donald Trump And Kim Yong-chol
On June 1, 2018 the President of the USA Donald Trump had a meeting with Kim Yong-chol, the Vice Chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the head of the United Front Work Department. He was formerly the Director of the Reconnaissance General Bureau. During the meeting, which lasted 80 […]
The Unproved Involvement of the DPRK in the Killing of Kim Jong-Nam is Now “the DPRK’s Use of Chemical Weapons”
On March 5, 2018 a sensational headline appeared in several Western newspapers: North Korea has used chemical weapons against its own citizens! Having reached that conclusion, the USA imposed new sanctions on the DPRK in accordance with the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act, passed in 1991. Sanctions prohibit the USA from […]
Is Kim Jong-un Preparing for War on the Korean Peninsula?
The end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 brought a whole set of news in the media, the essence of which could be reduced to the phrase ‘the DPRK is preparing for war’. First of all, this statement was made by the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic […]
USA-DPRK: “Strategic Patience” and an Abrupt Stop in the Negotiation Process
Despite the fact that all of 2008 trends were generally positive, it was not possible to completely liquidate the nuclear issue by the end of the Bush presidency. “The devil is in the details,” and the process could not be worked out in time, at the very least due to technical reasons. Although, perhaps more […]
Korea: At the Red Line
About a week has passed since the verbal skirmish between Trump and Kim Jong-un, and experts, including the author, have frozen in anticipation of what the next steps will be like, seeing that the statements made by Donald Trump about the DPRK meant a declaration of war, as Ri Yong-ho, North Korean Minister of Foreign […]