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North Korea Displays Map Emphasizing Northern Peninsula in Distinctive Red Hue

North Korea Displays Map Emphasizing Northern Peninsula in Distinctive Red Hue

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korea’s state-run broadcasting station on Wednesday aired a map that highlights only the northern part of the Korean Peninsula in red after its leader vowed to no longer seek reconciliation and unification with South Korea. In the initial segment of a program broadcast on Pyongyang’s state-run Korean Central [...]

North Korea Ceases Operations of Radio Station Traditionally Used for Sending Coded Messages to Spies in Seoul

North Korea Ceases Operations of Radio Station Traditionally Used for Sending Coded Messages to Spies in Seoul

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korea is pressing ahead with measures to disband its inter-Korean organizations, apparently stopping a radio station previously used to send encrypted messages to its spies in South Korea. As of Saturday, the North appears to have stopped broadcasting the state-run Pyongyang Radio and cut off access to its [...]

Military Set to Resume Drills Halted under 2018 Inter-Korean Accord Buffer Zones

Military Set to Resume Drills Halted under 2018 Inter-Korean Accord Buffer Zones

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s military is expected to resume exercises in buffer zones set under a 2018 inter-Korean military accord as they have become effectively invalid after North Korea’s recent artillery firing, officials said Tuesday. On Monday, the South’s military said it will resume artillery firings and drills near the sea [...]

Eurasia Group Calls N. Korea, Russia, Iran ‘Axis of Rogues’ in 2024 ‘Top Risk’ Forecast

Eurasia Group Calls N. Korea, Russia, Iran ‘Axis of Rogues’ in 2024 ‘Top Risk’ Forecast

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A U.S.-headquartered political risk consultancy named North Korea, Russia and Iran an “axis of rogues” in a report on its forecast of this year’s “top risks” on Monday, warning their deeper alignment and mutual support will pose a growing threat to global stability. Eurasia Group released the “Top Risks [...]

S. Korea to Strengthen Border Surveillance with AI Technology

S. Korea to Strengthen Border Surveillance with AI Technology

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea plans to introduce artificial intelligence (AI)-powered surveillance technology in some front-line outposts to replace outdated systems and better detect threats along the border with North Korea, the state arms agency said Tuesday. The new system with enhanced monitoring capabilities will be introduced in eastern front-line general outposts [...]

N. Korea Will Seek to Increase Nuclear Weapons to Improve ‘Second-Strike Capability’: Experts

N. Korea Will Seek to Increase Nuclear Weapons to Improve ‘Second-Strike Capability’: Experts

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — North Korea will continue to escalate its nuclear threats against the United States and South Korea next year while seeking to improve its capabilities to strike back with a nuclear weapon if it comes under a nuclear attack, experts said Wednesday. Jun Bong-geun, a professor emeritus at the state-run [...]

Improved Economic Activity and Settling Environment for North Korean Defectors in South Korea

Improved Economic Activity and Settling Environment for North Korean Defectors in South Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The recent ’2023 Survey on North Korean Defectors’ conducted by the Korea Hana Foundation reveals significant improvement in the economic activities and settling environment of North Korean defectors residing in South Korea. The survey, published on December 27, indicates an increase in the employment rate of defectors to 60.5% this [...]

Prospects for U.S.-N. Korea Dialogue Remain Dim amid Skepticism in Washington

Prospects for U.S.-N. Korea Dialogue Remain Dim amid Skepticism in Washington

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Prospects for the resumption of dialogue between the United States and North Korea appear to be growing dimmer as Washington’s diplomatic overtures have fallen on deaf ears, fanning skepticism about bilateral reengagement. Deepening skepticism in Washington was highlighted last week when Kurt Campbell — President Joe Biden’s top Indo-Pacific [...]