Politics

Articles focused on the workings of North Korea’s political system.

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...

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Monday 30th June, 2014
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Sources that provided us with details of events leading up to Jang Song-thaek's purge now offer crucial insight into the current configuration of power in North Korea....

Monday 2nd June, 2014
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Recent measures indicate that there is increasing tension and antagonism between DPRK and China...

Sunday 27th April, 2014
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North Korean state putting greater pressure on people to make foreign currency offerings....

Friday 7th March, 2014
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What we North Koreans took to be an immutable fact of life no longer holds: our country is no longer ruled by a Kim....

Tuesday 4th February, 2014
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The outside world may not perceive it; but North Koreans inside the capital know that the order has changed. A collation of our independent and recent correspondence with colleagues based in Pyongyang...

Sunday 2nd February, 2014
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Specific details regarding Jang Song-thaek’s ‘anti-Party and anti-revolutionary’ crime announced in closed meeting for Party Secretaries in Pyongyang....

Wednesday 8th January, 2014
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Highly unusual move by China can be seen as sending an extremely provocative message to North Korea....

Thursday 2nd January, 2014
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No one can predict the future, and even North Korea itself cannot predict its own future; but in a New Year speech, North Korea reveals the road-map it desires to follow in the year ahead – for thos...

Tuesday 31st December, 2013
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This is it: North Korea's hidden power system....

Friday 27th December, 2013
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The actual power structure established by Kim Jong-il turned out to be stronger than the Kim family sanctity established by the same man....