News and analysis on events unfolding in North Korea.

Thursday 2nd March, 2017

In Part 1 of this analysis, it was established that neither the National Defence Commission nor the Renaissance General Bureau could have killed Kim Jong Nam. Could it have been the Operations Depart...

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Friday 28th September, 2012

The power of North Korea’s National Defence Commision has been increasing since the beginning of the Kim Jong-un regime, according to our correspondents. With the establishment and rise to promi...

Tuesday 25th September, 2012

Kim Jong-il was crazy about the American film Titanic (1997). The movie so obsessed him that he ordered Central Party Committee officials to attend a showing of the film: this was the first time in No...

Thursday 30th August, 2012

North Korea’s isolation kept the regime stable, but now information is flowing in and out The dictatorship of Kim Jong-il has passed onto Kim Jong-un. But it is not likely to survive to a fourth...

Thursday 2nd August, 2012

An ex-North Korean Propaganda Officer comments on the reactions of South Koreans at the death of Kim Jong-il. Soon after Kim Jong-il’s death, university students in South Korea initiated a natio...