North Korea


Diplomatic Tension Between North Korea And Malaysia Poses No Significant Threat To International Security

On Thursday, North Korea released two UN workers who had been among 11 Malaysians barred from leaving the country. Diplomatic tensions escalated on Tuesday when North Korea placed a travel ban on Malaysians, prompting Malaysia to enact a reciprocal ban. Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Najib Razak, accused North Korea of “effectively […]


North Korea Defies UN Security Council And Tests New Type Of Ballistic Missile

On Sunday the 14th of May, North Korea tested a new type of ballistic rocket, claimed by the regime to be capable of carrying nuclear a large nuclear warhead. According to the state news agency KNCA, the missile, Hwasong-12, was launched at 4:58 AM and reached an altitude of 2,111.5 km and flew 787 km away to open […]


Can President Moon Stabilize The Korean Peninsula?

Following the recent election to replace the impeached former President Park Geun-hye, Moon Jae-in has been elected as the new leader in South Korea.  In the lead-up to the election, The Telegraph reported that Moon was the son of North Korean parents who escaped to South Korea in 1950.  The […]


China Tests New Missile Near Korean Peninsula

Amid rising tensions between North Korea and a number of nations, as well as China’s displeasure with South Korea’s new U.S. missile defense system, China announced Wednesday a successful testing of a new type of missile in Bohai Gulf near the Korean Peninsula. The vague statement released on the ministry’s […]


A Change In South Korean Policy Toward North Korea

New South Korean President and former human rights lawyer Moon Jae-In is the first liberal president South Korea has had in decades. The election came after the impeachment of former President Park Geun-Hye for corruption. Park currently is awaiting trial in jail for allegedly accepting around fifty-two million dollars in […]


North Korea Detains Another US Citizen

On May 6th, an American academic at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology was detained by North Korean officials for unspecified “acts of hostility,” according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). According to CNN, the KCNA released a statement in which they referred to Kim Has Song (the […]


Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un, And The Dangers Of Pathologizing Politics

For the first time in quite a while, recent escalations of tension on the Korean peninsula have prompted serious fears of war erupting between North Korea and the United States-South Korea bloc. With Kim Jong-Un’s volatile North accelerating its missile tests and development of a state nuclear program, and the […]


North Korean Economy Brings New Need For Talks With China

Since the Korean War, North Korea has seen harsh economic sanctions placed on it, which has served to limit its growth. In particularly hard times, famine has even struck the country as the Kim dynasty clings to power. Despite these sanctions, according to a recent New York Times report, the […]