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Humanitarianism vs. Sanctions: The New Battlefield

In 2017, United Nations sanctions against North Korea were tightened significantly owing to the fallout of the country’s repeated nuclear and missile tests. Such measures took broad aim at all…

Why the Iran Saga is a disaster for North Korean denuclearization

“Iran made a very big mistake“- declared Donald Trump on twitter. Hours earlier, Tehran reported that it had shot down an American drone of which it argued was infiltrating their…

Chinese Tourism to North Korea: An exaggerated Phenomenon (Analysis)

As a news report originating from the AFP notes, Chinese tourists are “invading North Korea“. Every day, a reported 1000 visitors from China are streaming into the DPRK by train…

Xi’s Visit to North Korea within the context of Sino-US tensions

Yesterday Chinese media and North Korea’s KCNA announced that Communist Party chairman Xi Jinping would be making a state visit to Pyongyang, the first by a Chinese leader to the…

Divide and Rule Diplomacy: North Korea’s dicing of the Trump Administration

Yesterday Donald Trump told a press conference that he had received a “beautiful letter from Kim Jong un”. Although he did not specify its contents, he placed a positive spin…