Alexander VORONTSOV

Head of Department of Korean and Mongolian Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies

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The North Korean Phenomenon

Judging by South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s statement on 13 June, Seoul has decided to cut off dialogue with North Korea, demanding that Pyongyang first end its nuclear programme. As is well known, South Korea...

Diplomats Do Nothing, Guns Speak Up

The most recent dramatic escalation of military and political tensions on the Korean peninsula in August 2015 can be viewed from various perspectives, but what stands out is the fact that despite Seoul’s continual declarations...

USA, North Korea and Hollywood (II)

For North Korea the 2014 was a year of growing tensions, as well as the time of continuous economic growth that the country reached even being under international sanctions. It was also the year when military and political leadership consolidated the ranks...