North Korea

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North Korea Preparing To Create New `Financial Industry’

North Korea is in the process of creating a new financial services industry and is preparing to roll out new financial products that include new forms of savings accounts, business loans, and credit cards in an effort to stimulate economic development, newspaper Chosun Sinbo reports.  According to Chosun Sinbo, a newspaper of the DPRK-affiliated Korean community in … Continue reading

Potential Kim Jong Un Visit To Russia Highlights Possible Rift With China

By Brian Padden Officials in Moscow say Kim Jong Un will attend celebrations in Russia in May marking the Soviet victory over Germany in World War II. The decision by the North Korean leader to go to Russia before visiting his chief ally China could indicate a breach in the Sino-Korean relationship. The news that Kim … Continue reading

North Korea Invites English-Speakers To Teach Tourist Guides

English speakers have a unique chance to peek behind the Iron Curtain of the world’s most secretive country. North Korea has introduced a new program, which will see foreigners providing training for local tourist guides. Over a month, specialists will teach English and the basics of working with tourists at the Pyongyang Tourism College. The … Continue reading

North Korea Ready For Seven-Day Nuclear War With South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un approved the plan of the asymmetric seven-day war with South Korea. To capture the neighboring state, the North Korean Army will need only seven days – the time period that would be enough not to give the United States an opportunity to get involved in the conflict. Kim Jong-un ordered … Continue reading

Kim Jong-un May Head To Moscow In His First Foreign Visit As North Korea’s Supreme Leader

By Ankit Panda Kim Jong-un may embark on his first ever foreign visit since assuming the title of North Korea’s Supreme Leader later this year. According to a report by The Korea Herald citing an anonymous South Korean diplomatic source, Kim has accepted an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend a May ceremony marking the 70th … Continue reading

Amid Tensions, North Korea’s Nuclear Envoy To Meet With U.S. Diplomats Next Week: Kyodo

North Korea’s special envoy for nuclear-related problems will meet with a number of former diplomats from the United States next week in Singapore, Kyodo reported on Saturday. The talks will focus on a number of bilateral issues, including North Korea’s nuclear problem. The North Korean envoy is expected to meet with Stephen Bosworth, the former … Continue reading

Marching Towards Disaster: What’s Really Behind The U.S. Push In The Asia-Pacific? – OpEd

By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya On the sidelines of the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit in Brisbane, US President Barack H. Obama delivered a keynote speech to diplomats, policymakers, faculty members, and students at the University of Queensland on the United States of America’s foreign policy and Obama’s so-called “Asian pivot” or “pivot to Asia.” In … Continue reading

U.S. Strategic Negligence, North Korea, And The Sony Sideshow

By Peter Hayes The imbroglio over the new Sony film The Interview is a sideshow that reveals that the Obama Administration, like the Bush Administration before it, has lost the plot with regard to North Korea. The real game is to stop, reverse and end North Korea’s nuclear weapons breakout. Its handling of The Interview has … Continue reading

A Cyber War With North Korea And An Economic War With Russia

In addition to all of our wars in the Middle East and the war that has erupted on the streets of America, we are now engaged in a cyber war with North Korea and an economic war with Russia.  Without a doubt, the United States has the capability to do a tremendous amount of damage … Continue reading

$25 Billion Russian-Led Railway Project Underway In North Korea

In North Korea, a major Russian-led railway project is underway as Moscow and Pyongyang deepen ties, Japanese business journal the Nikkei Asian Review reported on Thursday. So far this year, high-ranking officials from both nations have broadened ties by agreeing on economic cooperation in trade, finance, natural resources, and investment. The railway project in North … Continue reading

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