Tag : north korea

Why A Papal Visit to North Korea Could Be A Step In A Better Direction For Both Institutions

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

In the latest of a series of moves that have seemed to herald a new, more liberal trajectory for North Korea, Dictator Kim Jong-Un has announced that he’s to invite the Pope to visit the mysterious country for the first time in its history. While some have claimed that the … Read More

America First At The United Nations

1 year ago / 0 comments

Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017 The stage for this year’s UN General Assembly was still being set up as late as two and a ... Read More

London fresher commutes from North Korea

1 year ago / 0 comments

You might think that the half an hour walk to the lecture hall or a twenty minute bus ride in is pretty bad, but it could be worse. You could be living in North Korea. That’s exactly what  an incoming University of London student is doing this year. The fresher … Read More

Campus Watch: Kim Jong Un’s nephew refuses Oxford place fearing assassination by his own uncle

2 years ago / 0 comments

The nephew of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has refused a place at an Oxford college fearing assassination by his uncle’s hitmen, it has been claimed. It seems that the allure of the prestigious institution and the prospect of a reunion with his girlfriend (reportedly already studying in Oxford) … Read More

Otto Warmbier: a man stranded in the gap between morality and legality

3 years ago / 0 comments

Let us get one thing out of the way, here at the start: Otto Warmbier, the US student who stole a propaganda poster from a North Korean hotel, is guilty of the crime with which he has been charged. This is not up for dispute. The simple fact is that … Read More

Meet Joo-il Kim: The Man Defying Pyongyang

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon speaks to Joo-il Kim, a prominent member of the North Korean community in New Malden, about the challenges he has faced under the North Korean regime and as a refugee here in England and what is still to come. “Refugee is a better term, the word defector just … Read More

The Western view of North Korea

3 years ago / 0 comments

North Korea has one of the strangest relationships with the West in modern political times.  In an average year we will fluctuate between mass hysteria over the country’s active nuclear weapons programme to mocking Kim Jong-un’s latest sky high haircut. It’s a corrupt and oppressive dictatorship, with countless human rights … Read More