• North Korea wants to quit smoking

    North Korea wants to quit smoking

    A bad habit shared by its leader Kim Jong-un.
  • North Korea treats detainees

    North Korea treats detainees "worse than animals," says Human Rights Watch

    Torture, humiliation and coerced confessions are rife in the North Korean justice system, which treats detainees "worse than animals," Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report on Monday.
  • North Korea unveils giant intercontinental ballistic missile in parade

    North Korea unveils giant intercontinental ballistic missile in parade

    The parade was held to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party in the nuclear-weapon country.
  • Why Joe Biden Can’t Solve the North Korea Challenge

    Why Joe Biden Can’t Solve the North Korea Challenge

    President Donald Trump’s attempt to pursue a rapprochement toward North Korea clearly has stalled, although there may be an attempt to jump‐​start the process if he wins re‐​election. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, Joe Biden would be less, not more, likely than Trump to reduce tensions with Pyongyang. In January 2020, Biden stated that there was “no way” that he …
  • Nuclear Anti‐​Proliferation Policy and the Korea Conundrum: Some Policy Proposals

    Nuclear Anti‐​Proliferation Policy and the Korea Conundrum: Some Policy Proposals

    The United States should abandon its bid to separate North Korea from its nuclear weapons and, with South Korea in the lead, push to normalize relations with Pyongyang. The obsession with nuclear proliferation over the last three‐​quarters of a century has proved to be unwarranted, and, in a few cases, catastrophic. The few countries that have acquired …
  • North Korea threatened a

    North Korea threatened a "sensational event" leading to the destruction of America.

    A statement from North Korea’s embassy in Moscow observing the 70th anniversary of the still-ongoing Korean War this weekend threatened a “sensational event” leading to the destruction of the United States. North Korea routinely threatened nuclear attacks on America for much of the past decade, peaking in intensity around 2016-2017. Pyongyang’s communist regime issued many …
  • Kim Jong Un's equally scary sister is spitting venom at South Korea and blew up an office set up to promote peace

    Kim Jong Un's equally scary sister is spitting venom at South Korea and blew up an office set up to promote peace

    The language was the usual frothing mixture of aggression, bluster and insult that has become familiar from the North Korean regime.  The words were delivered in an official statement after the pariah state’s first missile launches of the year were met with fury from its southern neighbour. ‘A burnt child dreads the fire,’ began the …
  • North Korea Blows Up De Facto Embassy with South Korea

    North Korea Blows Up De Facto Embassy with South Korea

    North Korea destroyed a de facto embassy shared with its peninsula neighbor on Monday, further escalating tensions just hours after threatening to move military forces back into the demilitarized zone. South Korea said the destruction of the building, which was opened with great fanfare in 2018 to facilitate communications in the absence of formal diplomatic …
  • North Korea Deems Talks with U.S. a Failure, Vows to Continue Nuclear Buildup

    North Korea Deems Talks with U.S. a Failure, Vows to Continue Nuclear Buildup

    North Korea has deemed its negotiations with the U.S. over the North Korean nuclear program a failure, in a statement marking the second anniversary of President Donald Trump’s meeting with dictator Kim Jong-Un. “Even a slim ray of optimism for peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula has faded away into a dark nightmare,” North …
  • Kim Jong Un doesn't want a personal relationship with Trump anymore

    Kim Jong Un doesn't want a personal relationship with Trump anymore

    North Korea criticised Donald Trump in a stinging denunciation of the United States on Friday, the second anniversary of a landmark summit in Singapore where the US president shook hands with leader Kim Jong Un. It was the latest in a series of vitriolic statements from Pyongyang aimed at both Washington and Seoul, and came …