June 16, 2020
A Guide to North Korea’s Crisis Playbook
By Khang Vu
The current “crisis” in inter-Korean relations follows a similar pattern from Pyongyang.
October 30, 2019
Uganda: North Korea’s African Ally
By R. Maxwell Bone
A decades-long relationship continues to flourish, despite increasing pressure from UN sanctions.
August 03, 2019
The New Face in North Korea-US Diplomacy
By Rongjie Lin
Choe Son Hui has enjoyed a rapid rise from the North Korean Department of Foreign Affairs to the State Affairs Commission.
April 25, 2019
Putin: North Korea Is Ready to Denuclearize – If It Gets Guarantees
By Vladimir Isachenkov and Eric Talmadge
The Russian president said he will discuss his meeting with Kim Jong Un with Chinese and U.S. officials.
December 03, 2018
Is North Korea Exerting 'Asymmetric Leverage' Over China?
By Corey Bell
What if Pyongyang is using nuclearization as a means to alter the terms of its relationship with China?
August 01, 2018
North Korea: A Hermit No More
By Aidan Foster-Carter
In a striking U-turn, Kim Jong Un has shifted from bellicosity to diplomacy.
July 21, 2018
All Politics Is Local in North Korea, Too
By Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein
Domestic politics are a more natural explanations for Pyongyang's political moves, like the recently announced amnesty.
May 31, 2018
North Korea: A Strava Perspective
By Garrett J.R. Redfield
Extrapolating foreigners' activity in North Korea based on the Strava heatmap.
May 25, 2018
What Does China Really Think of North Korea?
By Kerry Brown
Forget talk of “lips and teeth” -- Chinese contempt for North Korea is palpable.
April 01, 2018
What North Korea Tells Its People
By Adam Cathcart
What does the North Korean government want its citizens to think about recent diplomatic efforts?
March 14, 2018
The Psychology of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un: The Measure of a Man
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insight from Kenneth Dekleva.
November 01, 2017
Malaysia Mulls New North Korea Restrictions
By Prashanth Parameswaran
Najib’s bleak assessment of ties suggests that the pattern of limited and calibrated restrictions is likely to continue.