Category North Korea

Kim Jong-un On Brink? North Korean Leader Faces Backlash From Citizens Over Bizarre Law

David Maxwell Comment:  “If accurate this is very significant.  Recall in 2010 when Kim Jong-il ordered a currency revelation and the Korean people’s relative “wealth” was wiped out.  To eliminate the use of foreign currency will be a cruising blow to the 400+ markets inside north Korea.  This is action (again if this is accurate […]

ICBM Firing, Nuclear Weapons Test Or Wait: What Will North Korea Do For The Rest Of The Year?

Excerpt: At the same time, however, North Korea has not abandoned its attention-seeking behavior in the midst of a pandemic. The DPRK continues to assert the dubious claim that there are no cases of COVID-19 within the state, and tested short-range missiles in late March of this year. A call to attention, perhaps, given the […]

Kim Jong Un’s ‘New Strategic Weapon’ To Be Revealed Soon

Kim Jong Un’s ‘new strategic weapon’ to be revealed soon By donga.com 1 min View Original The “new strategic weapon” mentioned by North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the end of last year is likely to be a new 3,000-ton submarine equipped with multiple submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs), the South Korean and U.S. intelligence […]

Ian Bremmer On: “What Happens Next with North Korea Now That Kim Jong-un’s Back”

What Happens Next with North Korea Now That Kim Jong-un’s Back BY IAN BREMMER  MAY 8, 2020 5:43 PM EDT Bremmer is a foreign affairs columnist and editor-at-large at TIME. He is the president of Eurasia Group, a political-risk consultancy, and GZERO Media, a company dedicated to providing intelligent and engaging coverage of international affairs. He teaches applied […]

Potential Significant Indicator: North Korean Military Begins Investigation Into The Fifth Corps

David Maxwell Comment:  “I do not recall any investigations on this scale since the Sixth Corps back in about 1996 when it was investigated for a coup threat.  It was disbanded and stricken from the military history.  And after the Fifth the other three frontline corps will be investigated.  This is potentially very significant if […]

4 Things That Will Happen If Kim Jong-un Died

Excerpts: Any mystery will be short-lived. The successor will likely be a member of the Kim family. North Korea may be on pins and needles. The risk of inadvertent conflict may increase during the early phases transition process, but so does the chance for a diplomatic agreement. 4 Things That Will Happen If Kim Jong-un […]

Why Media Get North Korea Wrong

Why media get North Korea wrong Reports of Kim Jong Un’s demise proved premature – but world demands information about him and his opaque state By ANDREW SALMON And MITCH SHIN MAY 7, 2020 asiatimes.com · by Andrew Salmon · May 7, 2020 There were red faces in newsrooms across the world when North Korean leader Kim Jong […]

3 Reports Look aA North Korea’s Lazarus Group, Iran’s Farhad Exchange, And The Crypto Ponzi Futurenet | Bitcoin News

3 Reports Look at North Korea’s Lazarus Group, Iran’s Farhad Exchange, and the Crypto Ponzi Futurenet | Bitcoin News news.bitcoin.com · by News · May 6, 2020 On May 4, 2020, the blockchain surveillance firm Chainalysis published a three-part series covering a crypto Ponzi scheme, North Korea, and Iran’s use of digital currencies like bitcoin. The company’s research […]

Kim Jong Un Appears To Be Alive After All. So Why Did CNN And Other News Outlets Report He Was On His Deathbed?

Kim Jong Un appears to be alive after all. So why did CNN and other news outlets report he was on his deathbed? By Paul Farhi  May 5, 2020 at 8:57 p.m. EDT The Washington Post Kim Jong Un is (apparently) alive and (presumably) well. The North Korean dictator appeared in a state-issued photo over the weekend, […]

Rumors Over Kim Jong-un’s Illness Not True, No Sign Of Surgery: Spy Agency

David Maxwell Comment:  “We should never forget that north Korea is the master of denial and deception and it almost always shows us what it wants us to see.  The article does not mention the mark on his wrist that many are interpreting as evidence of a medical procedure.  But it could be a mark […]