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North Korea Claims It Can Miniaturize Nuclear Weapons, U.S. Disagrees

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.20.2015 | World

North Korea on Wednesday made a new bold claim about advanced military technology that could threaten its many adversaries, including the United State...

U.S. Official: North Korea ‘Modified' Sub Missile Launch Photos

Reuters | JAMES PEARSON | Posted 05.20.2015 | World

Photos showing a North Korean missile launched from a submarine were manipulated by state propagandists, and the isolated country may still be years a...

Kerry: U.S. Considering Additional Sanctions On North Korea

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics

SEOUL, May 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday North Korea has "not even come close" to taking the steps needed to rein...

What's Behind All The Reports Of North Korea's Purges And Executions

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.15.2015 | World

Since Kim Jong Un inherited the leadership of the Hermit Kingdom from his father in 2011, numerous reports of purges and executions of officials in P...

'Arma Virumque Cano' - Militarism and Parades in Asia

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 04.24.2015 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Military parades are an indispensable political platform for communicating power and ambition and are now amplified by the tools of mass media, which can orchestrate and glamourize rhythmic ranks of well-booted warriors and rolling chariots of gleaming steel.

After Decades of Conflict, Time to Engage North Korea's Kim Dynasty

Doug Bandow | Posted 03.12.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

A small, poor nation, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea should be an international nullity, irrelevant to global affairs. Yet it again dominated headlines in the U.S. with the hacking of Sony and cancellation of the broad release of the movie The Interview, a comedy featuring the assassination of the younger Kim.

Amid Hacking Tensions, South Korea Offers To Resume Talks With North

Reuters | JU-MIN PARK | Posted 02.27.2015 | World

(Reuters) - South Korea proposed on Monday to resume stalled talks with North Korea, an overture that comes amid heightened diplomatic tension after S...

AP Denies Claim That North Korea Censors Pyongyang Bureau

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.29.2014 | Media

The Associated Press has publicly denied a report that accused the news agency of allowing its Pyongyang bureau to be censored by the North Korean gov...

DPRK Hackers

Francis Levy | Posted 02.17.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

DPRK Hackers. Fast, reliable service without a smile. Ask for Mr. Kim. Film publicity, high quality plutonium, fully armed warheads, labor (ask about our detention facilitates ) and basketball camps.

U.S. Should Talk to North Korea, Whoever Is in Charge

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.29.2015 | World
Doug Bandow

Every strategy toward the DPRK so far seems to have failed. Anything adopted is likely to be only a second best. However, today even second best would be a major step forward. It's time for Washington to try something different.

North Korea Tourism Is Ethical and Important

James Carli | Posted 02.23.2015 | Travel
James Carli

The assumption that all North Korean citizens are inseparable from their government is understandable considering everything we hear about the country in Western media. But North Koreans are human, just like us, and possess a powerful curiosity.

Top North Korea Officials Make Rare Visit To South Korea

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM and FOSTER KLUG | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's presumptive No. 2 and other members of Pyongyang's inner circle made a surprise trip Saturday to South Korea...

North Korea Preparing To Indict 2 American Tourists

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea said Monday it is preparing to try two Americans who entered the country as tourists for carrying out what it says were hos...

Emily Thomas

WATCH: North Korea's Biggest City Looks Like A Ghost Town | Emily Thomas | Posted 05.21.2014 | World

To the outside world, glimpses of daily life in North Korea are few and far between. A Singaporean photographer, however, recently created a video ...

PHOTOS: Pyongyang Hosts International Marathon

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 04.13.2014 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The streets of North Korea's showcase capital were filled with runners from all over the world on Sunday for the annua...

Breathless in North Korea

Christine Ahn | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Christine Ahn

While repression in North Korea is widely recognized, less understood is why North Korea is such a militarized nation.

Now You Can Run In This Spooky North Korea Marathon

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 06.01.2014 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Runners of the world, unite! For the first time ever, North Korea is opening up the streets of its capital to runner-tourists for the ...

The Illiteracy

Francis Levy | Posted 05.14.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

The ILLITERACY is the state of mind occupied by all the people in this country who are either functionally or de facto illiterate. Sure there are tho...

Front Companies, Embassies Mask NKorean Weapons Trade

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2014 | World

By James Pearson SEOUL, March 11 (Reuters) - North Korea has developed sophisticated ways to circumvent U.N. sanctions, including the ...

The Gravedigger Scene

Francis Levy | Posted 04.22.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

You read terrible news stories which you can't get out of your mind, like the Bangladeshi mother trapped in the rubble in the collapse of the Rana Pla...

State Department 'Deeply Disappointed' In North Korea

AP | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it is "deeply disappointed" in North Korea's decision to withdraw for a second time an invitation to a U...

Rodman Leaves N.Korea Without Word Of Kim Meeting

AP | Posted 12.23.2013 | Sports

BEIJING (AP) — Former basketball star Dennis Rodman left North Korea on Monday, but didn't answer questions from the media on whether he had met wit...

Rodman Back In North Korea For Visit With His Buddy

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 12.19.2013 | Sports

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Thursday to meet leader Kim Jong Un and put the finishing touc...


Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

Intriguingly and helpfully, there are North Koreans who get out, seek asylum, tell what they know and aid us in fathoming this bizarre inhumanity.

An Execution In Pyongyang

Robin Lustig | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

Some analysts suggest that Jang Song-thaek might have become too vocal an advocate of China-style economic reforms. Perhaps Kim simply needed to show, in the most brutal way imaginable, who was boss.