Mansudae Korea

Demilitarisation of the Joint Security Area

Some of the first steps are being taken by Seoul and Pyongyang to achieve the goals of a military reduction treaty signed in Pyongyang in September. The governments have agreed to destroy 22 guard posts along...

South Korean train heads across the DMZ

One of the few confirmed, concrete agreements made during recent negotiations included reconnecting the transport infrastructure of the divided peninsula. As part of that agreement, a group of experts from the...

Washington & Seoul restart military exercises

One of the major concessions made by the US administration during the US-DPRK summit in Singapore earlier this year was the postponing of joint military exercises, referred to as ‘wargames’ by the...

Rason Special Economic Zone

Rason City is a city nestled between the north-eastern tip of North Hamgyong Province and the borders with China and Russia. It serves as a port for international shipping and makes up half of the Rason...

Hamhung, South Hamgyong Province

Overview Hamhung City (함흥시) is the second city of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. With a population of 559,000 inhabitants it is the second largest city in the country and is a major seaport and...

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