North Korea enters into a war-ready state

North Korean soldiers

  In the recent flurry of articles stating that North Korea has entered into a war-ready state and that its media and political institutions have withdrawn from active duty, New Focus attempted to connect in the usual way with correspondents inside North Korea in order to confirm these reports. Since it is not possible to […]

DPRK Office 101: Orwellian fantasy or North Korean reality?


Two anti-American video clips, which appear to praise North Korea’s militaristic ideology, were uploaded in the period leading up to, and following, North Korea’s third nuclear test. Not only do the two clips have in common an awkward production quality; both employ content that has been stolen from US video games. Despite what this latter […]