march madness: a vice news spotlight on north korea
Kim Jong-un and his cohorts accuse the United States and South Korea of preparing a "beheading" of the North Korean regime. And in the event of war, that's exactly what they would do.
Kim said last week his country had miniaturized a nuclear warhead, but experts from the United States and South Korea remain skeptical.
Political prison camps, torture, "slave-like labor" and religious persecution remain features of the state apparatus, two years after a landmark UN investigation into crimes against humanity.
Victor Cha, a US representative in the Six Party Talks, discusses North Korea's nuclear threat, Pyongyang's relationship with Beijing, and what could end the Kim regime.
It's a Groundhog Day in Korea, but with massive military exercises and apocalyptic threats. The 2016 season of communication by threat begins in Korea.
North Korea has published images of what is purportedly a miniaturized nuclear warhead, but it’s not clear whether the device is real or just a mockup.
Research by Amnesty International suggests the North Korean state is conducting extensive cell phone surveillance on its citizens, and using its findings to imprison people.
South Korean intelligence officials reeled off a list of recent cyber attack attempts by North Korea targeting the country’s transport system, online banking, ministry of defense, and communications of senior officials.
A North Korean freighter has been barred from a Chinese port and South Korea has cracked down on 70 individuals and companies linked to Pyongyang's weapons program.
A former UK ambassador to North Korea explains the difference between the way Kim Jong-un and the regime react to supposed threats, and the way average North Koreans do.
North Korea denounced the annual war exercises that are scheduled to begin on Monday and warned that its military could “beat up the US mainland at any time.”
The freighter, which was flying the flag of Sierra Leone, will also have its 21 crew members deported while Manila awaits the arrival of a UN inspection team.