North Korea is making lavish claims of nuclear advancement again
The claims probably aren't true. But why all the bluster?
North Korea says it test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile
A fully-developed SLBM capability would take the North Korean nuclear threat to a new level, allowing deployment far beyond the Korean peninsula.
This might be the destination wedding site to end all destination wedding sites
A Korean couple says their wedding will be a 'little flower of peace.'
This North Korean is getting rich off capitalism
Black markets along the Chinese border are now spawning a new generation of entrepreneurs.
Activist plans to send 10,000 copies of 'The Interview' to North Korea by balloon
'I just want them to know the truth about Kim Jong Un and the world we are living in.'
North Korea + Russia = Friends forever?
Under one proposed investment deal, Moscow would gain access to North Korea’s reportedly rich mineral deposits in exchange for building new railways in the hermit kingdom.
Behold! The best of North Korea’s 349 new propaganda slogans!
‘Let us turn ours into a country of mushrooms…’
It looks like Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin are becoming BFFs
Russia has even announced military exercises with North Korea.
The problem with North Korea’s celebrity defectors
Kim Jong Un’s regime exposes a human rights icon as a fabricator — and there may be other culprits.
US penetrated N. Korea computer systems in 2010
Hidden US software provided an 'early warning radar' that Pyongyang was behind the Sony hack, according to the New York Times.
South Korea has a free speech problem
Sure it’s a democracy and close US ally, as long as you don’t say anything nice about its arch-enemy.
After Sony attack, hackers obliterate a Kim Jong Un video game
The US-based developer of 'Glorious Leader!' is considering abandoning the project.
Could North Korea finally be enacting Chinese-style economic reforms?
After decades of hardship under central planning, there’s evidence the isolated regime is loosening the noose.
US slaps new sanctions on North Korea in response to Sony hack
The United States has blamed North Korea for a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures.
Actually, North Korea might not be guilty in the Sony hack
The Christmas release of 'The Interview' didn't attract the blowback that some feared. Maybe that's because the hermit kingdom isn't playing so big a role after all.
N. Korea calls Obama 'monkey,' blames US for blackout
The isolated dictatorship threatened the US with 'inescapable deadly blows.'
The art of essay writing for the brainwashed
American Suki Kim taught English in North Korea. Here’s what she learned.
China fails in bid to block UN meeting on North Korea
China failed on Monday to block the first-ever UN Security Council meeting on North Korea's dismal rights record.
Terrorist nation status would be a ‘big deal’ for North Korea
Following the Sony hack, Obama is weighing whether to add Kim Jong Un’s regime to its list of shame.
North Korea threatens 'ultra-harsh action' on US soil over hacking allegation
The North vowed to surpass the 'proportional response declared by Obama.'
North Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with US
North's foreign ministry said there would be 'grave consequences' if Washington refused to agree to the joint probe.
FBI says North Korean government was responsible for the Sony cyber attack
President Barack Obama also said the United States would "respond proportionally" to the incident.
Political kidnappings, North Korean style
The regime has abducted dozens, possibly hundreds, of foreigners. Here are some of their tales.
GlobalPost boozes with Kim Jong-un
It’s not every day you get to drink soju with the namesake of North Korea’s dictator.
Even a bad-boy dictator needs friends
Here are some of North Korea’s BFFs — besides China and Dennis Rodman.
North Korea is actually a surprisingly debauched place
Just don’t get caught with a Bible, if you’re American.
Americans freed by North Korea were forced to do hard labor for months
Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller are now back in the US with their families.
Two American detainees freed by North Korea
Americans Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller are headed home.
The destructive side of Gangnam style
South Korea’s stampede toward modernization comes with steep, permanent costs.
Despite the recent gunfire, Korea’s DMZ is a surprisingly nice place
In fact, South Korea wants you to forget war and think of the militarized border as a rare animal sanctuary.
Kim Jong Un’s disappearance may be a trick
This isn’t the first time a North Korean dictator has inexplicably disappeared, and the reasons may be baffling.