North Korea


Trump Says ‘A Lot Of Progress’ Made With North Korea

According to the U.S. President Donald Trump, his consultation with Kim Yong-chol on Friday, January 18th was an “incredible meeting.” Kim Yong-chol is one of North Korea’s top negotiators and Trump intends to make progress with the country to ensure their de-nuclearisation. However, there is no certainty of this occurring […]


Sweden Hosts ‘Constructive’ North Korea Talks, Eyes On Second Summit With The U.S.

Earlier this week, several parleys between North Korea, South Korea, and Swedish intermediaries concluded productively in Stockholm, with delegates from the United States also having attended many of these discussions. All parties involved purportedly sought peaceful solutions to developing strong economic and political relations with one another. The attending agents […]


U.S.-North Korea Summit Announced For February – Steps Forward To Where?

Earlier this week, the White House announced that President Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, will be meeting for a summit sometime in February. The announcement followed talks in the oval office between the U.S. President and North Korea’s top negotiator, Kim Yong Chol, which focused on matters […]


North Korea’s Nuclear Tests

North Korea’s new nuclear testing has created insecurity for U.S. hegemony and security. Kim Jong-un visited the test site of the “ultramodern tactical weapon,” which allegedly would ensure the state’s security and protect North Korea like a “steel wall.” The testing of the highly developed weapon has occurred in a sensitive […]


U.S. Vice-President Pence Criticizes Chinese “Aggression” At ASEAN Meeting

This week Southeast Asian and other foreign leaders gathered in Singapore for the 33rd annual ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) meeting at a time when there are growing tensions in Asia. U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence, speaking at the meeting, said, “We all agree that empire and aggression has no […]


Sports Diplomacy Promises Peace On The Korean Peninsula

Three North Korean under-15 football teams arrived in South Korea to attend the Ari Sports Tournament, with the first game held in Gangwon-do Province on October 29. Around 10,000 spectators were present and many waved the white and blue Korean Unification Flag, indicating the significance of this tournament. The competition […]


As Talks Between Washington And Pyongyang Stall, Fears Over The Breakdown Of North Korea’s Denuclearization Process Rise

This past week, North Korean official Kim Yong-chol abruptly cancelled a planned meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for this Thursday.  As both countries seek to reconcile their differences and pursue détente, the latest developments in the bilateral relationship pose deep challenges for maintaining peace and stability on […]


Human Rights Watch Reports Systematic Sexual Violence Against Women In North Korea

On November 1st, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a report on sexual violence against women in North Korea. They interviewed 54 North Korean émigrés. The interviewees revealed their experiences with systematic sexual violence under one of the world’s most repressive authoritarian regimes. This report is significant because it demonstrates how […]


France Offers Assistance In North Korean Denuclearization Process

On Monday, 15 of October, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that France would be willing to help North Korea begin the process of denuclearization. However, France specified the need to first witness a genuine desire and more concrete commitments from Pyongyang towards achieving the very goal of denuclearization. President of […]