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Capital Pyongyang
Continent Asia
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Introduction

An independent kingdom for much of its long history, Korea was occupied by Japan beginning in 1905 following the Russo-Japanese War. Five years later, Japan formally annexed the entire peninsula. Following World War II, Korea was split with the northern half coming under Soviet-sponsored Communist control. After failing in the Korean War (1950-53) to conquer the US-backed Republic of Korea (ROK) in the southern portion by force, North Korea (DPRK), under its founder President KIM Il Sung, adopted a policy of ostensible diplomatic and economic "self-reliance" as a check against outside influence. The DPRK demonized the US as the ultimate threat to its social system through state-funded propaganda, and molded political, economic, and military policies around the core ideological objective of eventual unification of Korea under Pyongyang's control. KIM's son, the current ruler KIM Jong Il, was officially designated as his father's successor in 1980, assuming a growing political and managerial role until the elder KIM's death in 1994. After decades of economic mismanagement and resource misallocation, the DPRK since the mid-1990s has relied heavily on international aid to feed its population. North Korea's history of regional military provocations, proliferation of military-related items, long-range missile development, WMD programs including tests of nuclear devices in 2006 and 2009, and massive conventional armed forces are of major concern to the international community.

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  1. North Korea drought: South Korea to send 50,000 tonnes of rice  BBC News
  2. South Korea Apologizes After North Korean Fishing Boat Arrives at Port Undetected  The New York Times
  3. Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un reboot alliance with talks and mausoleum visit  The Guardian
  4. 'Special relationship' in focus as China's Xi visits North Korea  Aljazeera.com
  5. Xi Jinping arrives in Pyongyang, marking first visit by Chinese leader to North Korea in 14 years  CNN
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China's Xi to make first state visit to N Korea - BBC News
  1. China's Xi to make first state visit to N Korea  BBC News
  2. Why the US and North Korea aren't going to war  CNN
  3. Chinese President Xi Jinping to make first official visit to North Korea  CNN
  4. Waves of Chinese tourists invade North Korea  Yahoo News
  5. North Korea News: Chinese President Xi Jinping To Make First Visit To Pyongyang  International Business Times
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High-ranking North Korean diplomat Kim Yong Chol was identified attending an art performance alongside leader Kim Jong Un in the country's state media on ...



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TOKYO -- Chinese President Xi Jinping's flip-flop on Hong Kong's highly controversial extradition bill was as quick as the traditional Chinese art of.



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US President Donald Trump inherited an improving economy, two of America's longest wars in abeyance, and ISIS on the way out. But he failed to appreciate ...



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The North's ambassador to the UN says confiscation of Wise Honest could affect 'future developments' between countries.



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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea has provided its largest food and aid donation since 2008 to U.N. aid programmes in North Korea, officials said on Wednesday, ...



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This article is a reprint of Joel Wit and Richard Sokolsky's op-ed originally published in The National Interest on May 19, 2019. It is reprinted here with kind ...



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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has summarily executed people on allegations ranging from stealing cows to political offenses, wielding the death penalty ...



South Korea to send $8 million in aid to North at "earliest possible date": MOU - NK NewsSouth Korea to send $8 million in aid to North at "earliest possible date": MOU  NK News

South Korea's Ministry of Unification (MOU) on Thursday said it would seek to deliver a planned $8 million worth of humanitarian assistance to North Korea at ...



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Gen. Robert Abrams tells Breaking Defense, “Recent activities on the peninsula have not changed that palpable reduction of tension on the peninsula.”



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North Korea decries damage to environment on international Biodiversity Day - UPI NewsNorth Korea decries damage to environment on international Biodiversity Day  UPI News

North Korea highlighted biological diversity and the environment on Wednesday, the International Day for Biological Diversity, while tying environmental ...



African swine fever breaks out in North Korea - The HankyorehAfrican swine fever breaks out in North Korea  The Hankyoreh

S. Korean authorities to meet with NK counterparts to discuss prevention of further spread.



North Koreans trapped in vicious cycle of deprivation, corruption and repression, UN report says - WWSBNorth Koreans trapped in vicious cycle of deprivation, corruption and repression, UN report says  WWSB

A new United Nations report says average North Koreans have to pay bribes just to get jobs or stay out of prison, and that corruption is everywhere.



In North Korea, Worst Drought in Decades Adds to Food Crisis - The New York TimesIn North Korea, Worst Drought in Decades Adds to Food Crisis  The New York Times

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North Korea launches 'two short-range missiles' - CNNNorth Korea launches 'two short-range missiles'  CNN

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) North Korea launched two suspected "short-range missiles" on Thursday, adding yet another complication into Pyongyang's stalled ...



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Kim Jong-un's latest weapons tests signaled that North Korea was escalating its pressure on President Trump to return to the table with a compromise on easing ...



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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Saturday escalated its attempt to create a rift between South Korea and the United States, as Washington sent mixed ...



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North Korea must deliver 'blow' to those imposing sanctions - Al Jazeera EnglishNorth Korea must deliver 'blow' to those imposing sanctions  Al Jazeera English

North Korean leader places emphasis on 'self-sustainability' following failure to have sanctions lifted by the US.



South Korea Announces $8 Million Aid Package for North - The New York TimesSouth Korea Announces $8 Million Aid Package for North  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea said on Friday that it would provide $8 million in humanitarian aid to help North Korea's malnourished children and ...



North Korea Pulls Staff From Liaison Office, Sending South a Message - The New York TimesNorth Korea Pulls Staff From Liaison Office, Sending South a Message  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Friday withdrew its staff from the joint liaison office it has operated with South Korea since September, signaling a ...



Trump Supports Food Aid for North Korea, South Says - The New York TimesTrump Supports Food Aid for North Korea, South Says  The New York Times

Despite North Korea's recent tests of weapons, President Trump supports South Korea's humanitarian aid for the North, South Korea says.



Give Peace With North Korea a Chance, but Remember Plan B - Foreign PolicyGive Peace With North Korea a Chance, but Remember Plan B  Foreign Policy

The Korean Peninsula is no longer on the brink of war, which seemed like a real possibility in 2017, and the memory of U.S. President Donald Trump's “fire and ...



North Korea Tests New Weapon - The New York TimesNorth Korea Tests New Weapon  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — North Korea said on Thursday that it test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” in what appeared to be a warning from Kim Jong-un to ...



North Korea: spring drought deepens concerns over food shortages - The GuardianNorth Korea: spring drought deepens concerns over food shortages  The Guardian

State media says rainfall was at record lows for the first five months of the year as experts blame climate change.



North Korea Hits a Man With Glasses - The New York TimesNorth Korea Hits a Man With Glasses  The New York Times

A senior North Korean official dismissed President Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, as “dim-sighted” after he demanded more evidence of ...



North Korea Says It Has Tested ‘Ultramodern Tactical Weapon’ - The New York TimesNorth Korea Says It Has Tested ‘Ultramodern Tactical Weapon’  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has tested a new tactical weapon, the North's official news media said on Friday, reporting that Kim Jong-un witnessed the ...



Sanctions Threaten North Korea's Old and New Elites - VOA NewsSanctions Threaten North Korea's Old and New Elites  VOA News

By all accounts, North Korea's cash-strapped economy is flagging under crippling international sanctions and the slowdown means the traditional elite and a ...



Foiled North Korean Escape Ignites Human-Rights Debate - The Wall Street JournalFoiled North Korean Escape Ignites Human-Rights Debate  The Wall Street Journal

SEOUL—China's detention of a 9-year-old girl and six other North Koreans who tried to escape their country has triggered a public outcry here for South Korea's ...



U.S. Seizes North Korean Ship for Violating Sanctions - The New York TimesU.S. Seizes North Korean Ship for Violating Sanctions  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The United States has seized a North Korean shipping vessel that was violating American law and international sanctions, the Justice ...



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North Korea is a country in transition, moving from isolation to fast food, smartphones and plastic surgery.



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Thae Yong-ho, a former diplomat who defected to South Korea in 2016, said in an interview that the North Korean leader had no intention of relinquishing his ...



North Korea: what latest defection tells us about hopes for peace on peninsula - The Conversation UKNorth Korea: what latest defection tells us about hopes for peace on peninsula  The Conversation UK

Any meaningful way forward must be based on imagination and mutual understanding.



North Korea Has Started Rebuilding Key Missile-Test Facilities, Analysts Say - The New York TimesNorth Korea Has Started Rebuilding Key Missile-Test Facilities, Analysts Say  The New York Times

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South Korea Awaits 2nd Kim-Trump Summit With Both Hope and Fear - The New York TimesSouth Korea Awaits 2nd Kim-Trump Summit With Both Hope and Fear  The New York Times

SEOUL, South Korea — If there is anyone keeping his fingers crossed for President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, to agree on how to ...



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North Korea Admits Failure of Trump Summit, a Week After It Broke Down - The New York TimesNorth Korea Admits Failure of Trump Summit, a Week After It Broke Down  The New York Times

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North Korean migrants working in Russia are facing uncertainty due to UN sanctions.



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North Korea is seeking to decouple South Korea and the US by widening the gap on their North Korea policies.



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