38 North

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38 North is a Web site, blog, and think tank[1] about North Korea; it is a program of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies[2] and is authored by certain faculty members[who?] and by guest commentators.

Editorial Philosophy[edit]

The site believes that "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." The site places great value on analysis by people "who have dealt directly with North Koreans".[2] NK News has summarized its editorial philosophy as one which holds the view that "anyone who professes certainty [as to events in North Korea] should be viewed with the greatest skepticism."[3] Among the site's sections is "Mediabusters" which 38 North describes as shining "the spotlight on 'the good, the bad and the ugly' of Western media coverage, busting myths and uninformed news stories."[4]

Notable analysis[edit]

In November 2013, 38 North published a discovery of new construction at a North Korean missile launching site, which the institute said was being upgraded to handle larger rockets.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Images show possible preparations for North Korea nuclear test: think tank". Newsweek. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "About | 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea". 38north.org. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "38 North". NK News. Archived from the original on September 19, 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mediabusters". 38 North. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "North Korea: Construction Seen at Rocket Site, Institute Reports". New York Times. 29 November 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 

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