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.

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…

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…

Exactly Who’s In Charge?

New Focus International, founded by Jang Jin Sung (read up on him!), published its own analysis of the events leading up to the purge of Jang Song Taek and its fallout.

The Tragedy of Hyon Song Wol

Subject of rumor and political persecution, Hyon Song Wol is one example of genuine talent snuffed out by the general meanness of humanity.

DPRK Calls Everyone Home

Following the execution of Jang Song Taek, one of the more radical changes to take place in DPRK policy is in calling everyone back home. Originally Kim Jong Un ordered all North Korean businessmen to return from China.

Slow News Week for North Korea

Paddy Power, a large and popular Irish booking agency, has declined to underwrite any further trips to North Korea for Rodman.

How Did Uncle Jang Get in Trouble?

When Uncle Jang had been removed from power at the beginning of this month, there was rampant speculation as to what factors had precipitated this.