Jo Song Gil, the top North Korean diplomat (the de facto North Korean ambassador to Italy) in Italy probably defected in November 2018.
I’m pleased to announce the publication of my latest article entitled Adaptation in South Korean Society of North Korean Elite Defectors in the research journal “Studia Humana”. Further information concerning this publication are available there.
The idea to form a North Korean government in exile has emerged among some defectors amid speculation that a war may be unavoidable on the Korean Peninsula after North Korea’s intensified provocation pit the country against the rest of the world. Some NK defectors tried to motivate some members of the Kim family to participate in. I will explain within the next lines, why I consider it as a discussing idea.
John, as he liked to be names, otherwise Kim Jong-nam, the oldest son of Kim Jong-il, was murdered last week at the low-cost terminal of Kuala Lumpur airport. I summarized this assasination in this article.
For the top-leading Polish Institute on Asian Affairs, I recently published a 4 pages analysis regarding the fate of Thae Yong-ho in South Korea. I especially explained jealousy he may face over there and the notion of fractions withinNorth Korean defectors. The article is available there.
Since a long time, we can’t remark the presence of O Kuk-ryol to official DPRK events. O Kuk-ryol
Born in 1939 in Jilin province, O Kuk-ryol was educated at the prestigious Mangyongdae Revolutionary School in Pyongyang and later enrolled in Kim Il Sung University.
North Korea has purged Kung Sok-ung its Vice-Foreign Minister as punishment for the recent defection of the nuclear-armed country’s deputy ambassador to Britain, South Korean media reported on Wednesday 12th October.
Thae Yong-ho, a NK diplomat based in London, defected from his workplace around two weeks ago. His defection may come as a surprise as he led a comfortable life in UK. Therefore I do presume that his life was in danger in UK.