US Korea Institute

Monday December 22nd 2014
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James Church

Inspector O Goes to the Movies

Inspector O Goes to the Movies

“Seen any good movies lately?” Inspector O was sitting on a beach chair under a big red and white umbrella, sipping a drink with a slice of pineapple and reading an old copy of Variety, so I figured it was a harmless question. Too late I realized it sounded like a jibe. To my surprise, O merely smiled. “Nice try,” he said. “But as you can see, I’m unflappable these days.” “And why is that?” I asked. I sat down next [Read More]


“Not Proven” »

“Not Proven”

Courts and juries in Scotland can find a person guilty or innocent, but they have a third verdict, “Not Proven” that falls in between. “Not [Read More]

Satellite Imagery

No Sign of Preparations for an Impending Nuclear Test at North Korea’s Punggye-ri No Sign of »

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu In the aftermath of the Third Committee [Read More]

Pyongyang’s Perpetual Power Problems Pyongyang’s »

While foreign observers and media have fixated on Kim Jong Un’s buildup of [Read More]

North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Facility: Reactor Shutdown Continues; Activity at Reprocessing Facility North Korea’s »

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Nick Hansen.  Summary Recent commercial [Read More]

Credit for photo of young North Korean girl: T.M. All rights reserved, used with permission.