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December 6, 2017

Dr. John Hemmings discusses North Korea with Arms Control Wonk Podcast

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea
December 4, 2017

Dr John Hemmings discusses North Korea’s latest missile launch & Trudeau’s China trip on CTV

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea
November 30, 2017

‘Just living’ with a nuclear armed North Korea shouldn’t be an option

The story that came from a diplomatic backchannel between the US and North Korea during the early months of the Trump administration was telling. A group of American experts travelled to Stockholm to meet a group of North Korean officials …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial
November 1, 2017

Dr John Hemmings discusses North Korea on Fox News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, North Korea
October 11, 2017

Analysis: The specialist role Britain could play in a new Korean War

By John Hemmings and James Rogers
The news that British war planners are working possible scenarios for British involvement in a North Korean contingency is both disturbing and an indication of how serious the Ministry of Defence is taking this iteration of the North Korean …

Posted in Asia, Defence, News Coverage, North Korea, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
September 27, 2017

North Korea has been getting away with murder for decades. Here’s how

By Dr John Hemmings.
Fans of impending nuclear destruction will take heart from the latest twist in the escalating North Korean crisis. In response to a threat from the hermit kingdom to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, President …

Posted in Asia, North Korea, Opinion Editorial

The Trump Administration’s North Korea Strategy

By Dr John Hemmings.
Understanding the current iteration of the two-decade long North Korean crisis is not easy. It is, for what of a better word, complicated. Furthermore, the fact is that it has finally imploded while Donald  Trump is President. …

Posted in Asia, North Korea, Opinion Editorial
September 5, 2017

North Korea is winning because Kim Jong-Un is playing the United States off against China

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have built to levels last seen during the Cuban Missile Crisis – the height of the Cold War. While many have been quick to blame the quixotic policymaking of President Trump, what has brought us here is …

Posted in News Coverage, North Korea, Opinion Editorial | Tagged ,
August 10, 2017

Should you be worried about a nuclear war with North Korea?

By John Hemmings
Thursday’s news that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) has announced that it is preparing an attack plan on Guam, a US territory with forces has heightened fears across Asia and the West of a catastrophic …

Posted in Asia, North Korea, Opinion Editorial
August 9, 2017

Three ways the UK can help resolve the North Korean crisis

The situation on the Korean Peninsula is at a level of tension only seen during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The Henry Jackson Society (HJS) recognises that the capability and willingness of the DPRK regime to threaten the United States, Japan, South …

Posted in North Korea, Press Release | Tagged ,
July 4, 2017

We are sleepwalking towards a global war – and Russia and China are enabling it

By John Hemmings
This is not “just another North Korean missile launch”. The “successful” testing of what North Korea’s state news agency KCNA called an “inter-continental ballistic missile” takes the Korean Peninsula one step closer to a conflict that could drag in the world’s great …

Posted in News Coverage, North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Opinion Editorial
February 24, 2017

North Korea’s use of chemical weapons in Malaysia is a step too far – the whole world must cut ties with the Stalinist regime

By John Hemmings
This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
The murder of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur International Airport looked like it might be no more than an odd-ball story, destined for the various crank stories that typify reporting about North …

Posted in Asia, Malaysia, North Korea, Opinion Editorial
February 16, 2017

North Korea is a terrifying rogue state – but it is its own citizens who suffer the worst

This article originally appeared in The Telegraph
The apparent assassination of a North Korean exile, Kim Jong-nam, most likely on the orders of North Korea’s ruler, Kim Jong-un, is the stuff of Cold War-era spy thrillers, an exotic tale that some …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial
February 14, 2017

Don’t Forget the Treatment of North Korean Defectors

This article originally appeared on The Diplomat
In London, thousands of people gathered in the freezing rain to protest the new American president’s ban on refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries.
If people around the globe are willing to protest against Trump’s decision to reject refugees, …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial
August 29, 2016

Kim’s missile supermarket: North Korea will sell nukes to anyone – even ISIS

Multiple missile tests have been ordered by Kim Jong-un in recent months in a bid to boost the range of his rockets.
The defiant North Korean also detonated a hydrogen bomb in January and restarted the Yongbyon nuclear reactor.

Kyle Orton, a …

Posted in Defence, Iraq, ISIS, News Coverage, North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Syria, Terrorism & Security
January 19, 2015

By depicting Shin Dong-hyuk as a fantasist, the media strengthens North Korea’s regime

Originally posted in the Spectator
Shin Dong-hyuk really shouldn’t need defending.  The thirty-two year old was born in, and grew up in, the North Korean gulag system.  And as he has related in his book Escape from Camp 14, and in public …

Posted in Human Rights, North Korea, Opinion Editorial
December 13, 2012

Should North Korea’s surprise rocket launch raise concerns over security in the region?

City AM, 13th December 2012
YES
Raheem Kassam
There is no doubt that North Korea’s test will terrify the people of South Korea as well as other nations in the region. The West will not only be concerned by the threats and strains …

Posted in North Korea, Opinion Editorial
July 20, 2012

North Korea: Victim of Western Media Conspiracy?

Greater media attention has recently been brought upon the home of the world’s worst human rights abuses, North Korea, particularly for its vast system of slave labour camps – used as dustbins of society into which anyone whom the regime …

Posted in Human Rights, North Korea, Spotlight, The Scoop
June 22, 2012

China’s shameful treatment of North Korean refugees

Since North Koreans are strictly forbidden from even talking about change, untold multitudes express themselves in the only way open to them as North Koreans; through ‘voting with their feet’. Hundreds of North Koreans risk everything, even death, to escape …

Posted in Human Rights, North Korea, The Scoop
June 15, 2012

‘China’s Policy of Forced Repatriation of North Korean Refugees and Implications for International Law’

with Tim Peters, Founder, Helping Hands Korea and Lord Alton of Liverpool
5 – 6pm, Tuesday 19th June 2012
Room U, Portcullis House, London, SW1A 2LW

To attend please RSVP to: jake.calvert@henryjacksonsociety.org
China has a policy of forcibly repatriating North Korean refugees, in total disregard …

Posted in Event, Human Rights, North Korea

Audio: ‘China’s Policy of Forced Repatriation of North Korean Refugees and Implications for International Law’

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Posted in China, Event Audio, Human Rights, North Korea
June 6, 2012

We need to talk about Songbun, North Korea’s hidden social caste system

Greater focus has recently been bought upon the home of the world’s worst human rights abuses, North Korea, for its vast system of slave labour camps – used as dustbins of society into which anyone whom they suspect to be …

Posted in Human Rights, North Korea, The Scoop
May 2, 2012

North Korea continues to brutalise its people and yet we do nothing

Shin Dong-hyuk, one of the few known survivors of North Korea’s prison camps, travelled to London last week to share his experiences in Parliament at an event held by the Henry Jackson Society. Shin, born into Kaechon internment camp (Camp …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Human Rights, North Korea, Spotlight
May 1, 2012

Why we should expect North Korea’s continued provocation to escape punishment

North Korea’s failed satellite launch is only the most recent incident to join a long line of provocations gone unpunished by the United States and the wider international community. Every attempted assassination – both successful and unsuccessful – of South …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, North Korea, The Scoop
April 25, 2012

Audio: ‘The World’s Most Closed Nation: Exposing Crimes against Humanity in North Korea’

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Posted in Event Audio, Human Rights, North Korea
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