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North Korea's Military Parade: Major Takeaways
October 11, 2015

North Korea's Military Parade: Major Takeaways

By Ankit Panda
North Korea commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Korean Worker's Party's founding, with China looking on.
This Man Is Now Number 2 in North Korea
April 08, 2015

This Man Is Now Number 2 in North Korea

By Ankit Panda
Hwang Pyong-so is now indisputably second-in-command in North Korea.

The Interview: The Importance of Parody
December 21, 2014

The Interview: The Importance of Parody

By Robert Potter
Parody has a vital role in making the abysmal look abnormal.

China Not Invited to Kim Jong-il's Death Anniversary Commemoration
December 09, 2014

China Not Invited to Kim Jong-il's Death Anniversary Commemoration

By Ankit Panda
The North Korean government will not invite China to the commemoration of Kim Jong-il's third death anniversary.

No, Kim Jong-un's Not Visiting China (Yet)
September 17, 2014

No, Kim Jong-un's Not Visiting China (Yet)

By Shannon Tiezzi
Widely quoted comments by China's ambassador to Seoul don't indicate plans for Kim Jong-un to visit China.
Karaoke Returns to North Korea
July 09, 2014

Karaoke Returns to North Korea

By Tae-jun Kang
Kim Jong-un has ordered that Noraebangs resume operations across the country.

North Korea: The Problem with Reconciliation Via Engagement
January 23, 2014

North Korea: The Problem with Reconciliation Via Engagement

By Richard Weitz
Engagement does not have a good track record at producing breakthroughs with Pyongyang.
North Korea’s Top 5 Threats of 2013
January 09, 2014

North Korea’s Top 5 Threats of 2013

By Dominic Meoli
Looking for insights in the rhetoric offered by Pyongyang over the past year.

The Significance of Russia’s Frustration with North Korea
December 23, 2013

The Significance of Russia’s Frustration with North Korea

By Stephen Blank
Pyongyang appears to have shunned Moscow's attempts at direct engagement.

The Method in North Korea’s Madness
December 14, 2013

The Method in North Korea’s Madness

By Zachary Keck
The manner in which Jang Song-Thaek was purged is almost unprecedented, underscoring Kim Jong-Un’s acute insecurity.

Kim Jong-Un Purges His Uncle From Regime Leadership
December 06, 2013

Kim Jong-Un Purges His Uncle From Regime Leadership

By Ankit Panda
The purge emblematizes Kim Jong-Un’s continued consolidation of power
Why is Indonesia Courting North Korea?
November 02, 2013

Why is Indonesia Courting North Korea?

Indonesia has said it wants to increase economic ties with Pyongyang. The relationship is an old one, however.

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