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.
August 06, 2013
Chinese Tourists Make Noise in North Korea
Bringing candy and noise, Chinese tourists have made their presence known in North Korea.
July 29, 2013
Pyongyang’s Arirang Festival: Eye Candy for the Masses
International media tout the Arirang Festival as one of the greatest spectacles on earth.
June 28, 2013
Wonsan Dream: Kim Jong-Un to Build a Beach Resort
Kim Jong-Un has added a beach resort to his list of tourism development projects.
June 21, 2013
Kim Jong-Un’s $7 Million Yacht: Living It Up Under UN Sanctions
Recent reports of Kim Jong-Un’s yacht suggest that UN sanctions have done little to reign in the spending of his regime.
May 17, 2013
North Korea Pushes Ahead on Agricultural Reforms
Kim Jong-Un appears committed to limited agricultural reforms. These are doomed to fail.
April 18, 2013
Pulitzer Winner “The Orphan Master’s Son” Peers into North Korea’s Heart
Adam Johnson won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for The Orphan Master’s Son.
April 17, 2013
Pyongyang Machiavelli: All of Kim’s Men
Officials below the power circle of the Kim family may not play an overt role in N. Korea, but are vital to understanding the regime and its future.
March 01, 2013
Why Rodman’s Trip Isn’t Ping Pong Diplomacy
Dennis Rodman may be winning the hearts of North Korean fans, but this trip isn’t statecraft.
December 16, 2012
The North Korea Problem
Pyongyang has successfully tested a long-range rocket. What may happen next — including missiles someday armed with nuclear warheads — could make matters worse.
December 07, 2012
Preparations for North Korea's Rocket Launch Heat Up
Japan has ordered its military to intercept any N. Korean rocket or its debris that falls towards its territory.
October 03, 2012
Place Your Bets: North Korea's Next Provocation
A DPRK statement that a “spark” could set off nuclear war on the Korean peninsula is again raising questions.