Edward Howell

Will North Korea send troops to Ukraine?

2 July 2024 4:34 pm

When dealing with North Korea, it’s important not just to look at what the regime says about its present and…

Why Kim Jong Un is rolling out the red carpet for Vladimir Putin

18 June 2024 9:50 pm

When Vladimir Putin lands in Pyongyang today on his first visit to North Korea in 24 years, it will be…

North Korea’s dirty protest

30 May 2024 11:36 pm

North Korea has long been known for its rhetorical braggadocio. Most of the time, the regime’s bluster needs to be…

Kim Jong Un’s catchy propaganda revamp

27 May 2024 5:00 pm

Think of North Korean propaganda and you might think of old-fashioned revolutionary marches praising the Supreme Leader, denouncing the United…

How North Korea uses cartoons to evade sanctions

6 May 2024 3:55 pm

Recently, it was reported that North Korean animators may have been working on cartoon projects for western firms, including Amazon…

Is North Korea developing biological weapons?

19 April 2024 2:18 am

The threat North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme poses to the world is well known. But as the hermit kingdom actively…

Why North Korea hates Alan Titchmarsh’s jeans

27 March 2024 5:36 am

Alan Titchmarsh presumably did not expect to see his programme Garden Secrets, filmed in 2010, air on North Korean state television this…

Kim Jong-un is in no mood to calm down

3 January 2024 2:39 am

South Korean voters will be among the more than four billion people going to the polls this year. With a…

Why Kim Jong-un keeps crying

9 December 2023 5:25 pm

Crying in public is something we tend to associate with the North Korean people rather than their rulers ­– who are…

Is opposition to Kim Jong Un growing in North Korea?

3 December 2023 5:00 pm

North Korea is hardly the first country that comes to mind when you think of elections. Yet since the inception…

How North Korea is supporting Hamas

12 November 2023 6:00 pm

First, it was Russia’s war with Ukraine. Then, it was Hamas’s terrorist attacks against Israel. Both of these events, in…

Don’t read too much into North Korea releasing a US soldier

29 September 2023 11:36 pm

Perhaps he was not so useful after all. Yesterday, North Korea’s decision to expel Private Travis King, just over two…

The unholy alliance between Kim Jong-un and Putin

6 September 2023 4:57 am

On 27 July, while commemorating the 70th anniversary of what North Korea perversely terms its ‘victory’ in the Korean war, Kim…

Why North Korea is accusing the US of racism

19 August 2023 12:55 am

After nearly a month of silence, North Korea has finally spoken out about Travis King – the US soldier who dashed…

What has North Korea done with Travis King?

27 July 2023 1:06 am

Silence is not a common feature in the North Korean regime’s playbook, and this year is no exception. Only this…

Kim Yo-jong is fast becoming North Korea’s propaganda puppeteer

7 June 2023 1:22 am

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Such is the axiom underpinning North Korea’s (DPRK) approach towards its…

Is North Korea about to test another nuke?

2 April 2023 12:14 am

North Korea’s spring has started with a bang. The United States and South Korea have staged their largest joint military exercises in five years,…

Is Kim Jong Un’s daughter being lined up to lead?

12 February 2023 8:30 pm

The photograph shows a happy family. After a 35-day public absence, the corpulent Kim Jong Un has been pictured this…

North Korea’s nuclear ambitions are growing faster than ever

5 November 2022 3:38 am

While some people start the day with a bowl of cereal, North Korea chose to greet Thursday with the launch…

Why did North Korea fire a missile over Japan?

5 October 2022 1:09 am

It was a new dawn, a new day, and a new North Korean missile test. The land of the morning…

Kim Jong-un declares victory over Covid

13 August 2022 1:27 am

Kim Jong-un’s notorious sister is back in the limelight. Not only is Kim Yo Jong reiterating her hostile words against…

North Korea is in the midst of a Covid catastrophe

17 May 2022 12:28 am

As Covid spread throughout the world in 2020, North Korea slammed shut its borders. It was an approach that has…

How North Korea's crypto hackers are funding Kim's missile habit

26 April 2022 10:04 pm

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed last night to ramp up his country’s nuclear arsenal. Such weapons don’t come cheap,…

Can Kim Jong-un survive for another ten years?

19 December 2021 7:00 pm

Ten years ago today, at noon on 19 December 2011, the veteran newsreader and ‘Pink Lady’ Ri Chun-hee, donned an…

North Korea's cryptic crisis

11 July 2021 1:30 am

For years, the West has tried to cajole the North Korean regime using sanctions, much to the frustration of Kim…