I recently published an article dedicated to nuclear capabilities of North Korea for a magazine “Obserwator Międzynarodowy” of the University of Lodz. The article is available there.
Starting from the 1st of July 2017, I became an external consultant for the KIEP regarding Polish and some selected (both) Korean issues. My first analysis related to the Coal Sector in Poland is available there.
On August 8th 2017, The Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff issued a statement responding to recent UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea’s recent missile tests and the recent public commentary of senior US policymakers.
I consider that the strenghtening of sanctions toward North Korea may radicalize the policy of Kim Jong-un toward South Korea and may lead to a potential conflict over the Korean Peninsula. Mathieu Duchatel, a French researcher considers that “The UN Security Council finally voted today for resolution 2270, its fifth sanctions resolution against North Korea, two months after a fourth nuclear test was carried out on 6 January. This resolution considerably strengthens the existing sanctions regime to now also include a ban on North Korean exports of mineral resources and mandatory inspections of all cargo going in and out of the country. With Kaesong now also closed, North Korea’s space for legal sources of revenues is further shrinking.
Please see below my latest presentation related to the “Circulation and Reproduction of Elites in North Korea“at a public seminar which took place at the Polish Academy of Sciences on the 16th February.
According to the Chosun Ilbo, “North Korean diplomats stormed into a seminar on North Korean human rights in Jakarta on Wednesday held by South Korean and Indonesian activists.