38 North is a web journal intended to provide high-quality research, analysis and commentary on a broad range of topics related to North Korea. It draws on experts and academics with a legacy of proven experience and/or exposure to North Korea(ns)--academics, analysts, NGOs, IGOs, former government officials and diplomats, etc.--to help assess what we know about the DPRK at any given time. For the latest analysis from 38 North, visit www.38north.org.
38 North covers not only North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction, but digs beneath the surface of political, economic, social and other developments. North Korea is not a hermit kingdom, but rather a country that has been in the throes of change, good and bad, for over a decade. Those changes have important implications for the Korean peninsula, the East Asian region and the international community.
38 North strives as much as possible for ideological balance, publishing opposing opinions, and utilizes various technologies to analyze military, economic, social and other developments north of the DMZ. While it is an American-based project, it draws on experts from around the world to provide international perspectives as well.
38 North specialists and experts regularly contribute to the discourse by attending meetings around the globe and regularly contributing to media publications in the United States through both opinion editorials and quoted commentaries in order to enhance understanding of North Korea and dispel the mystery surrounding it.