Trying to sabotage regular US-South Korea joint military drills, North Korea transmitted over 2,000 jamming signals against its southern neighbor in the last six years, threatening to down hundreds of passenger airplanes, a South Korean MP revealed Wednesday.
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's parliament awarded Kim Jong Un a new post on Wednesday, adding to a long list of titles for the young leader.
North Korea's latest missile test represents an evident shift in the region's balance of power, threatening the U.S. and its allies. The post North Korea’s Missile Tests Fuels Tensions appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.
Workers are being exhorted to erect massive structures at breakneck speeds
Despite crippling economic isolation, Kim Jong Un puts soldier-builders to work creating glistening new "Pyonghattan" in capital city
South Korea, Japan and the United States held an unprecedented trilateral missile defense exercise on Tuesday, aimed at countering the growing threat from nuclear-armed North Korea which denounced it as a “military provocation.” The drill in waters off Hawaii came less than a week after North Korea flight-tested a powerful new medium-range ballistic missile that
This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 23, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting a test of the surface-to-surface medium long-range strategic ballistic missile Hwasong-10 at an undisclosed location in North Korea.The Musudan -- also known as the Hwasong-10 [...]
Risking incarceration and death in one of the world's most tightly controlled dictatorships is exactly the same as a rich white lady "finding herself" in the mystical land of brown people.
The briefing of envoys from South Korea, the United States and Japan is intended to raise the awareness of UN member states of the UN sanctions resolutions against North Korea and also to discuss effective ways to further strengthen sanctions, according to a South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman.
South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye (L) and Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni (L) meet at State House in Entebbe, on May 29, 2016.Museveni vowed to cut military and security ties with North Korea in line with UN sanctions imposed following Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests, a Seoul official said on May [...]
Pyongyang has capabilities to hit an US naval base located in Japan's southeastern port city of Yokosuka, a South Korean newspaper reported Tuesday.
The United States wants to wrap up discussions with South Korea on the deployment of a sophisticated defense system, the Pentagon said Friday, two days after North Korea’s latest missile tests. Seoul and Washington have for weeks been in talks about deploying the advanced US THAAD missile system in South Korea to protect against the
North Korea has started to equip its ships with US made multi-barrelled machine guns.
My latest at the Diplomat looks at the strange case of the late Cold War relationship between North Korea and Guyana: Cold War politics made for strange bedfellows. Albania and the People’s Republic of China became fast friends, because of a shared aversion to the Soviet Union. The United States developed a cordial relationship with […]
Journalist Suki Kim writes about how her investigative book about North Korea Without You, There Is No Us was labeled and marketed as an Eat, Pray, Love-esque memoir.
In 2014, writer Suki Kim published the book Without You, There Is No Us: My Time With the Sons of North Korea’s Elite. It’s the product of the six months she spent as an undercover reporter in Pyongyang, posing as a teacher at an evangelical university; infiltrating North Korea at ... More »
Suki Kim, a journalist who risked imprisonment and possibly her life to go undercover in North Korea, has written a piece for the New Republic about how her book was received. The publisher insisted it be soft-marketed as a “memoir,” while reviewers condescendingly called her “deceptive” for “betraying” the students at the school where she taught. Read more...
“That was the whole point. I did not wish that my book were Eat, Pray, Love. As the only journalist to live undercover in North Korea, I had risked imprisonment to tell a story of international importance by the only means possible. By casting my book as personal rather than professional—by marketing me as a […]