Mansudae Korea

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...

Hamgyong: Northeast North Korea

Hamgyong is the most northerly region of Korea comprising of two provinces, North Hamgyong and South Hamgyong. The province stretches from the border with China and Russia along the Tumen river down through...

Tensions flare between Washington & Pyongyang

Donald Trump recently characterised the ongoing talks with Pyongyang as follows: “[We are] very happy with how it’s going with North Korea. We think it’s going fine.” In contrast to...

Sinuiju, North P’yongan Province

Sinuiju, North P’yongan Province Sinuiju Overview One of the most overlooked, yet important cities in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is the northern border city of Sinuiju (신의주시). Located in...

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...

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