Chainanalysis estimates DPRK has stolen US$1B in 2022, going toward their missile program.
Kim Jong Nam: the Half-Blood Prince
In 1999, at age 28, he was DPRK’s ambassador to Cambodia; in 2000, to Iran. At age 30 he was head of a committee on computing…
Timeline: Pyongyang’s H-Bomb
KCNA announced that the DPRK has successfully tested its own thermodynamic hydrogen bomb.
Speaking Truth to Marketing
I go after tour groups and accounts when I think they’re capitalizing on North Korea’s sordid reputation.
The Bait-and-Switch of Lee Hee-ho
Kim Jong Un invited Lee Hee-ho to visit him in Pyongyang over August 5−8, then promptly retracted the invitation at the least convenient time.
Review: Victor Fox’s ‘Kimjongilia’
This book does not resemble the N.C. Heikin documentary, though I suspect it’s referring to it simply for attention.
KCNA: Worst Drought in 100 Years
They report that nearly a third of their rice-growing fields have dried up during the planting season, which is dire news considering how little food farmers are allowed to retain.
New Media All the Time
It’s pretty hard to keep up with all the new books and documentaries coming out about North Korea.
DPRK in Mid-2015
The Koryo Hotel caught fire on the evening of Thursday, June 11. Foreigners taking pictures of the event were immediately arrested…
Robert King and Human Rights in the DPRK
The “useful clown” Dennis Rodman did much to assist this, causing people to break away from Project Runway and The Bachelor to wonder what exactly was so bad about Kim Jong Un…
Kenneth Bae: Longest-Serving North Korean Prisoner
In a perfect world, you would have heard about Kenneth Bae long before spectators and gawkers to the world arena were haranguing Dennis Rodman to petition on his behalf.
A Rising Wind of New Ideas
In the distance we could hear a PA broadcast. I could only make out that some of it was in English and some in Korean…