21 December 2012
by Daniel Pinkston
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Negotiating with North Korea in the Wake of the Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 Satellite Launch

North Korea has beaten its South Korean rival in the race to place a satellite into earth orbit, becoming the 10th nation to do so. Despite this impressive scientific and engineering achievement, the launch violates UN Security Council resolutions that … Continue reading

11 January 2012
by Daniel Pinkston
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Political Change, DPRK Succession and Kim Jŏng-ŭn’s Visit to the Ryu Kyŏng-su 105th Armored Division

Best wishes for a strong and prosperous New Year from Seoul. After several distractions that resulted in a long hiatus from the blog, we look forward to being more active this year. Even before the year of the dragon begins … Continue reading