Tag: North Korea

Decoding the Trump-Kim Summit: what happened, and what is to come?

North Korea has vowed to take steps towards denuclearisation, but evidence shows we shouldn’t hold our breath. The shortfalls of the summit in June leave […]

Hong Gildong: a classic North Korean adventure film or just sophisticated propaganda?

The 1986 film rendition of folk-hero Hong Gildong fulfils many purposes, providing not only an entertaining re-telling of a classic Korean tale, but also a […]

A method to North Korea’s madness?

In a time of renewed tension on the Korean Peninsula, one fact remains unchanged: North Korea has rationality in spades, writes Kate Crompton. Almost like […]

A Prince in Exile: The Mystery Behind Kim Jong Nam’s Assassination

The departure hall was abuzz with the familiar clamour of excited tourists, impatient business-people and frantic parents all hustling to get to the front of […]