Chainanalysis estimates DPRK has stolen US$1B in 2022, going toward their missile program.
Summary of news events pertaining to DPRK.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Media Bias re North Korea
Journalists and writers permit themselves an insulting bias when representing the DPRK…
Supreme Leader’s Mysterious Wife
Regardless of her glamor, Sol Ju is still subject to punishment under the strict rule of the state. She has disappeared twice in 2012 and 2013…
AMA with Specialists on North Korea
Pertinent to North Korea, readers may be interested in Simon Cockerell’s AMA. He runs Koryo Tours, a tour company that has safely led people through North Korea.
And In Other News…
In other news, North Korea has stymied South Korea’s suggestion for family reunions, for the time being; citizens are preparing fertilizer for the upcoming planting season; encouraged by Rodman, Japanese lawmaker Antonio Inoki plans to open a Sports Peace Community Association office in Pyongyang…
Blood and Dementia: Rodman Blesses the Dictator
Well, it has come and passed: Dennis Rodman has, with Paddy Power’s underwriting, staged a couple rounds of basketball for Supreme Leader’s 31st birthday.