North Korea

The Democratic Peopleʼs Republic of Korea (DPRK, also known as North Korea) is a highly centralized totalitarian state. Although one of the poorest countries in the world, it maintains one of the largest armies and devotes significant resources to nuclear and ballistic missile development programs. It poses a serious threat to neighbouring states as well as to international peace and security. IIR researchers continue to monitor the situation on the Korean Peninsula, the relations between South and North Korea and the official Czech position on the DPRK, which supports a full, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the DPRK, as required by UN Security Council resolutions.