North Korea: A Reader's Guide

North Korea: A Reader's Guide

Jemimah Steinfeld  11.01.2016
Where do you go then if you want to understand the DPRK and its 25 million citizens? The answer is literature. The catalogue of North Korea-centred...
North Korea On 'Brink Of War' Over 'Psychological Broadcasts' By 'Jealous' South

North Korea On 'Brink Of War' Over 'Psychological Broadcasts' By 'Jealous' South

Paul Vale  9.01.2016
The propaganda broadcasts by South Korea directed over the border at their northern neighbours is driving the peninsula to the “brink...
North Korean Survivor Slams Western Media For Treating 'Murderer' Kim Jong-Un As A Joke

North Korean Survivor Slams Western Media For Treating 'Murderer' Kim Jong-Un As A Joke

Lucy Sherriff  8.01.2016
North Korean survivor Yeomni Park has criticised Western media for portraying dictator Kim Jong-un as a joke and a cartoon character. Addressing...
Notes From a North Korean Tour Bus

Notes From a North Korean Tour Bus

Matt Hulse  8.01.2016
Hurtling back to Pyongyang on an overheated bus, careering over ice-ruptured roads, transporting a load of irritable, hungover international...
9 Things Kim Jong-Un Did Before Age 33 That You Definitely Didn't

9 Things Kim Jong-Un Did Before Age 33 That You Definitely Didn't

Chris York  7.01.2016
Kim Jong-Un is 33 today but you'd be forgiven for not reaching for the bunting and slapping a first-class stamp on an oversized novelty...
UN To Impose FIFTH Round Of Sanctions On North Korea Over 'H-Bomb'

UN To Impose FIFTH Round Of Sanctions On North Korea Over 'H-Bomb'

Paul Vale  6.01.2016
The United Nations promised to impose fresh sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday after Pyongyang carried out its fourth nuclear test....
North Korea Causes Earthquake With Surprise 'Hydrogen Bomb Test'

North Korea Causes Earthquake With Surprise 'Hydrogen Bomb Test'

Paul Vale  6.01.2016
A picture released from the country's news agency KCNA claimed to show the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un "signing" an order for hydrogen...
If North Korea Dropped Its Nuclear Weapons On Westminster This Is What Would Happen

If North Korea Dropped Its Nuclear Weapons On Westminster This Is What Would Happen

Chris York  6.01.2016
North Korea has announced it has "successfully tested its first hydrogen bomb". If confirmed it would be the country's fourth nuclear...

What Does Professor's Indictment Mean For South Korea's Freedom Of Speech

Preetam Kaushik  28.12.2015
Concerns about press freedoms in South Korea has been an ongoing discussion throughout the years. With journalists facing legal consequences...
North Korea Has 'Developed A Hydrogen Bomb'

North Korea Has 'Developed A Hydrogen Bomb'

Paul Vale  10.12.2015
Kim Jong-un has a hydrogen bomb. We know this because the North Korean despot said so. In quotes published by state run media, Kim suggested...
The BBC: The (Soft) Power That Daren't Speak its Name

The BBC: The (Soft) Power That Daren't Speak its Name

Alistair Burnett  30.11.2015
As part of his early turn as Father Christmas, Chancellor George Osborne allocated £289million to the World Service over the next five...
Kim Jong Un Calls North Korea 'Impenetrable Fortress', Tries To Prove It With Huge Military Parade

Kim Jong Un Calls North Korea 'Impenetrable Fortress', Tries To Prove It With Huge Military Parade

Jack Sommers  10.10.2015
Kim Jong Un has called the isolated dictatorship of North Korea "an impenetrable fortress" in a speech at a huge military parade designed...
North Korea Is Making Nukes Again And Is Threatening To Use Them

North Korea Is Making Nukes Again And Is Threatening To Use Them

Chris York  15.09.2015
North Korea has restarted all of its nuclear weapons facilities and has threatened to use bombs "at any time" against the US. The state-run...
A Call for the BBC to Establish a World Service in the Korean Language

A Call for the BBC to Establish a World Service in the Korean Language

Michael Glendinning  10.09.2015
The remit of the BBC Trust impels the BBC World Service to "Enable individuals to participate in the global debate on significant international...