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. Too often analysis of the North is permeated by inexperience, littered with inaccurate information or grounded in poorly deducted reasoning.
38 North covers not only North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction, but digs beneath the surface of political, economic, social and other developments. 38 North is a program of the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS (USKI), managed by Joel S. Wit, former U.S. State Department official and current USKI Visiting Scholar, and Jenny Town, USKI Assistant Director.