North Korea


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 […]


Japan-China Trade Agreements Brings Both Countries Together

Though China has recently been in the news for its trade policies, it had agreed to a new set of trade deals from an unlikely partner in Japan on Friday October 26th, 2018. According to the Independent and Japan Times, the two nations signed 500 agreements, including a currency swap […]


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 […]


North and South Korea’s Joint Landmine Clearing Project

On October 1st North and South Korean troops started demining their shared, heavily fortified border. Reuters reported that Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in agreed to coordinate this joint demining project in the Joint Security Area (JSA) during a summit in September. This diplomatic milestone follows weeks of deadlocked negotiations […]


Joint Declaration Between Koreas Revives Denuclearization And Peace Talks

During the three-day bilateral summit in Pyongyang, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in issued a joint statement at a media conference (18th Sept) on the September Pyongyang Joint Declaration, an agreement to improve inter-Korean relations. As reported byVox News, the agreement addresses three areas – […]