Outcomes of Meeting between US and DPRK Representatives on 4 – 5 October 2019
On 1 October 2019, Choe Son Hui, First Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, released a statement saying that North Korea and the United States had agreed to hold a meeting between their respective working groups on 5 October. Later on, it was reported that the talks would take place in Stockholm. And then […]
DPRK’s Fourth Short Range Missile Launch and the International Reaction
Early in the morning of August 6, North Korea conducted a new series of missile launches, the fourth incident over the last two weeks. Short-range missiles (presumably the same type as those that were launched on July 25) crossed the Korean peninsula from the west to the east and, after flying for about 450 km, […]
Both South Korea and Japan Accuse Each Other of Clandestinely Trading with DPRK
As we continue to follow the latest developments in the trade war between South Korea and Japan, we have noticed that both sides have been using an interesting tactic, i.e. playing the North Korea card. On the one hand, this suggests that Pyongyang is the biggest beneficiary of the animosity between Tokyo and Seoul, as […]
Russia and China in the Korean Peace Process
Trilateral talks were held in Moscow on October 9, 2018 between Russia, North Korea and China. The meeting brought together Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, North Korean Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son-hui and Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kong Xuanyou, and has been an important step in developing a common strategy […]
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 […]