My list of publications has been updated on the Google Scholar platform, you can have a look using the following link. Some of them are also available on my linkedin profile.
Jo Song Gil, the top North Korean diplomat (the de facto North Korean ambassador to Italy) in Italy probably defected in November 2018.
The United States imposed sanctions Tuesday on two North Korean officials who are considered key to their country’s development of ballistic missiles.
During the second plenary meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, which was held on the 7th October 2017, the younger sister of Kim Jong-un, Kim Yo-jong (김여정) was yesterday nominated as Kim Yo-jong has been made an alternate member of the WPK Politburo. It’s not the most powerful political organization of North Korea, however it’s definitely improving the visibility of Kim Yo-jong. She replaced her aunt Kim Kyung-hee in the Politburo. By nominating Kim Yo-jong to a public post, Kim Jong-un officialy coresponsibilized Kim Yo-jong for the hazardous policy of North Korea. The Pandora Box is open.
I’m pleased to announce the publication of my 5th book entitled “Korea Północna: zarys ewolucji systemu politycznego” (North Korea: an analysis of the evolution of the political system) devoted to the North Korean leadership. This monograph is also analyzing last changes which took place within North Korean political institutions.
As it was presumed, North Korea conducted a new nuclear test, its fifth one, at its famous site based at Punggye-ri on the 9th September. This test caused an earthquake of 5.3 magnitude, which is identical to January activity. Meanwhile in Pyongyang, it’s the national day, an important holiday in North Korea.
The US are regularly applying new sanctions towards the leaders of North Korea. Recently the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated top officials of the North Korean regime, including North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, ten other individuals, and five entities, for their ties to North Korea’s notorious abuses of human rights.