July 20, 2021
North Korea in a Nutshell
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Kongdan Oh.
January 13, 2021
5 Key Takeaways from North Korea’s Party Congress
By Gabriela Bernal
North Korea set an assertive tone for 2021 through its Party Congress.
January 07, 2021
North Korea Party Congress Begins With Kim Jong Un’s Confession of Failure on the Economy
By Mitch Shin
One of the most important events in North Korea started January 5 as Kim conveyed his messages over the quarantine and economy.
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.