• Mon. Aug 2nd, 2021

The Chollima Report

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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…

Why is North Korea turning down aid from Seoul?

Much has been said about an apparent food crisis in North Korea, with harvest numbers dropping to their lowest in 10 years. Whilst economic analysts of the DPRK economy such…

The Spectre of Appeasement in American Diplomacy

In 1938 British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain struck a deal with German dictator Adolf Hitler which became known as the “Munich Agreement”. The deal, offering the Nazi regime territorial concessions…

Will the impact of the Xi-Trump G20 meeting impact China’s North Korea approach?

Saturday saw an impasse open up in the trade confrontation between China and the United States. After a year which has largely consisted of rising tensions between the two powers,…