Would Kim Jong Un really use Nuclear Weapons? Let’s (re)consider the possibilities

As the situation with North Korea reaches a boiling point and the Korean peninsula appears to inch ever closer to war, one must beg the question of what role nuclear weapons may play should conflict erupt. Among experts, it appears to be somewhat of a theoretical given that Kim Jong Un will attempt to use nuclear weapons in the event… Read more →

Pyongyang’s “Sea of Fire” – Setting the record straight on North Korea’s artillery forces

North Korea’s ability to turn Seoul into a “Sea of Fire” has been a long-lauded talking point since Pyongyang first made the threat in the 1990s. While it is true that North Korea does have artillery that can hit the South Korean capital, the ability of that weaponry “level” Seoul or turn it into a Sea of Fire is, at… Read more →

There are many roads for North Korea policy – Most of them lead to war

By striving to avoid war, we risk stumbling right into one. As tensions on the Korean peninsula continue to rise and the risks of a second Korean War grow ever greater, the debate on how to properly address the North Korean situation continues to rage. Despite the various ideas and concepts on how to rectify the situation, it seems that… Read more →

Negotiations, Engagement, and the Dangers of Allowing North Korea’s Nuclear Blackmail Experiment to Succeed

North Korean affairs have reached a fever pitch in the past several months. After several tests of medium range and intercontinental missile technology as well what appears to be a hydrogen bomb test, North Korea seems closer than ever to developing a missile system that can put major US cities within range of a nuclear strike, thus creating a reliable… Read more →

Moon Jae-in is rewarding North Korea for bad behavior

Despite North Korea’s rapid acceleration of its ballistic missile testing program, South Korea is ready to give aid and participate in inter-Korean business that will likely empower and embolden North Korea to continue its military advancement. Moon Jae-in’s administration is reviewing UN sanctions policy to determine if it can legally restart work at the Kaesong Industrial complex and resume inter-Korean tours… Read more →

North Korea Freedom Week 2017 Acknowledgements

14th Annual North Korea Freedom Week April 23-29: Preparing for Regime Collapse and Peaceful Unification Washington, D.C. NKFW 2017 Acknowledgements and Report (PDF) It is our great honor and pleasure to present to you the acknowledgements report for the 14th annual North Korea Freedom Week. NKFW’s success was a direct result of the many individuals and NGO leaders who make… Read more →

Violations of North Korean Women’s Human Rights Focus at the UN Commission on the Status of Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2017 New York, NY – The North Korean Freedom Coalition (NKFC) announced today that the grave human rights violations suffered by North Korean women will be addressed at a parallel event for the first time in the history of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (UN CSW). NKFC Vice Chair Rabbi Abraham Cooper,… Read more →

HRNK / NHRCK Expert Meeting: US and ROK Policy toward NKHR

AUDIO RECORDING   https://fccdl.in/Gr9uHfMQC 0:00 Greg Scarlatoiu 0:03 Sung-ho Lee 0:09 Hon. Michael Kirby 0:16 Hon. Scott Busby 0:30 Panel 1 1:39 Panel 2 2:49 Hon. Robert King 3:27 Closing *Please note that the opening remarks and first panel are a little hard to hear. The second panel, keynote address, and closing are higher quality. Also, the recording is only… Read more →

Cambodia – A Historical Precedent for North Korea?

North Korea is truly an enigma of the modern world. From its closed political and social system to the brutal and decades-old oppression of its people, one struggles to find a country of similar function and standing today. Indeed, North Korea has little to no parallel in the contemporary world – but that’s weren’t always this way. A quick survey… Read more →