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North Korea’s Kim predicting unification by force within 3 years

North Korea’s Kim predicting unification by force within 3 years

SEOUL — North Korea is upgrading its missile and artillery positions, and its young leader Kim Jong-Un has told subordinates he could occupy the South by force within three years,…

Kim boosts Workers’ Party to check power of North Korea’s military

Kim boosts Workers’ Party to check power of North Korea’s military

SEOUL — The Workers’ Party is believed to have increased its power relative to the military in North Korea as new leader Kim Jong-Un has refocused the regime and enhanced…

N. Korea’s recent erratic swings between confrontation and détente all about money, analysts say

N. Korea’s recent erratic swings between confrontation and détente all about money, analysts say

SEOUL — North Korea is increasing pressure on Seoul to resume the long-stalled inter-Korean tour project, a rare source of cash for the destitute nation, sources and analysts here said.…

3,000 children of North Korean officials abroad ordered to return home this month

3,000 children of North Korean officials abroad ordered to return home this month

SEOUL — North Korea has ordered its diplomats and trading company officials living overseas to send their children back home. Pyongyang apparently hopes to prevent families living abroad from defecting…

Sports emerging at the center of Kim Jong-Un’s communication strategy at home and abroad

Sports emerging at the center of Kim Jong-Un’s communication strategy at home and abroad

SEOUL — The regime of North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un has turned to sports as the tool to shape his image of a genial and friendly leader at home and…

N. Korea banks on tourism to support a cash-starved regime

N. Korea banks on tourism to support a cash-starved regime

SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has launched the construction of a massive ski resort, an equestrian club and grass planting for the greening of Pyongyang as the “big…

How stable is N. Korea? Kim Jong-Un names third military chief in a year

How stable is N. Korea? Kim Jong-Un names third military chief in a year

SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has conducted another military reshuffle, the third in a year, a sign that the young leader is still struggling to bring the powerful…

Revised ’10 Principles’ impact daily lives of N. Koreans more than nation’s constitution

Revised ’10 Principles’ impact daily lives of N. Koreans more than nation’s constitution

SEOUL — North Korea has revised its key ruling ideology of the “10 Principles for Monolithic Leadership” for the first time in 39 years, officials and sources here said. The…

N. Korean won loses: U.S. dollars, yuan increasingly dominating local economy

N. Korean won loses: U.S. dollars, yuan increasingly dominating  local economy

SEOUL — The circulation of U.S. dollars and Chinese yuan has significantly expanded in North Korea since Kim Jong-Un came to power in December 2011, according to news reports and sources here.…

On 60th anniversary of Korean War’s end, China delivers a message in person to Kim Jong-Un

On 60th anniversary of Korean War’s end, China delivers  a message in person to Kim Jong-Un

INSIDE NORTH KOREA    By Lee Jong-Heon       East-Asia-Intel.com, July 31, 2013   SEOUL — A visiting Chinese senior official’s comment about North Korea’s nuclear weapons program at a meeting with its leader Kim Jong-Un is…