Kim Jong Un recently received an honorary degree from a Malaysian university. In economics. Seriously. Needless to say, this gaffe has generated some fallout for the small private Malaysian institution, HELP University, that did the honors. As it should. HELP University has billed itself as a “University for Achievers,” and if there is anyone in […]
A series of meetings and statements since the successful satellite and nuclear tests suggests that a new ideological line is taking shape in North Korea. We are looking for an appropriate label. “Missiles and Nuclear Weapons First Policy” comes to mind, but it is a little inelegant. We have decided on “Songun Mark 2.0.” At […]
In honor of the great leader’s recent wedding announcement, here’s a tribute to the young couple in the spirit of another great leader, David Letterman. Top 10 signs you might be married to Kim Jong Un 10. Your honeymoon took place at a nearby funpark. 9. Your wedding registry consisted entirely of requests for foreign […]
Three sets of personnel changes have sparked speculation—some of it over-the-top—about deeper political and economic changes in North Korea: The fall of Ri Yong Ho and newly-minted Vice Marshal Hyon Yong Chol’s assumption of the position of Chief of the KPA General Staff; Kim Jong Un’s assumption of the rank of Marshal; The political ascent […]
You don’t have to follow North Korea blogs to have heard about this, but while the major networks may have scooped us on this one, we make up for it with bad Photoshop (Microsoft Paint to be honest). So apparently Kim Jong Un was in attendance at an epic concert in Pyongyang earlier this month. […]
Last month, we reported on Kim Jong Un’s whirlwind tour of theme parks, zoos, and schools all around North Korea Pyongyang. Well it looks like this story has legs. The folks over at ABC news recently released an article and accompanying video highlighting these trips and other signs of a more relaxed attitude toward western influence in the DPRK. […]
Thanks to Aiden Foster-Carter and Adam Cathcart for bringing this “fair and balanced” documentary on “The Great Successor” to our attention. Its in Korean, but the pictures are worth a thousand words (or 40,000 words in North Korean Won).