The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a country in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. Internationally it is considered a totalitarian dictatorship.
After the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II in 1945, Korea was divided into two zones by the United States and the Soviet Union, Negotiations on reunification failed and in 1948 two separate governments were formed. The DPRK describes itself as a self-reliant socialist state. This page collates DW's latest content related to North Korea.
The former US special envoy for North Korea charged with handling the Warmbier file tells DW he has "no idea" whether Pyongyang's denial of torturing him is accurate. He also details what was unusual about the case.
Missile tests, bellicose rhetoric, a US detainee's mysterious death: Could diplomacy work with Pyongyang's rogue regime? Former US defense chief and North Korean envoy William Perry offers insights in a DW interview.
Contrary to North Korean claims, doctors treating Otto Warmbier have said the 22-year-old's coma was induced by respiratory arrest and a lack of oxygen in the brain. Warmbier was released from a Korean prison on Tuesday.