Insights

Tuesday 14th February, 2017
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North Korea Strategy Center (NKSC), a North Korean human rights NGO, has completed preliminary investigations regarding the 2013 execution of former Vice Chairman of the National Defence Commission ...

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Friday 17th February, 2017
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North Korean ex-ambassador Thae Yongho attended an international conference hosted by the Institute for National Security Strategy (INSS) where he participated in a discussion about security in Northe...

Tuesday 14th February, 2017
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North Korea Strategy Center (NKSC), a North Korean human rights NGO, has completed preliminary investigations regarding the 2013 execution of former Vice Chairman of the National Defence Commission ...

Sunday 5th February, 2017
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Kim Won-hong, Minister of State Security and close aide to Kim Jong Un, was dismissed just a few days ago. It has also been reported that some officials were executed....

Tuesday 20th December, 2016
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An insight into female soldiers in the Korean People’s Army, where lack of personal hygiene and objectification are major women’s issues....

Monday 19th December, 2016
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North Korean police officers don't waste their time being polite to citizens. An insight into language and society in North Korea....

Wednesday 30th November, 2016
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Despite UN sanctions, China has been reportedly exporting fuel by train from a Dandong military fuel supply centre to North Korea, according to a report by Radio Free Asia. ...

Thursday 3rd November, 2016
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As their financial situations worsen, 40-year-old mothers must sell their bodies to return home....

Friday 21st October, 2016
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But only for a lucky few....

Wednesday 19th October, 2016
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With its multiple uses – food, currency, and alcohol – corn is an indispensable part of the ordinary North Korean citizen’s life. An insight into corn and the unofficial economy in ...

Thursday 13th October, 2016
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Hell, even if he wanted to he couldn't. So what's stopping him? In this column, Jang Jinsung explains the personality cult that surrounds Kim Jong Un....