As one of the most mysterious nations in the world, there are many facts about the ultra-secretive Communist state that is unknown. However, we do know that the north east Asian country borders three countries: China (1,416km), South Korea (238km) and Russia (19km). With a reported population of almost 24.5 million, it is the 49th most populous country. Its capital, Pyongyang, has 2.7million inhabitants.
A report on North Korea ("U.S. Struggles to Place Pressure on North Korea") was published recently by 'Power and Interest News Report', which concludes that the US administration is running into a brick wall with its foreign policy. The US want North Korea to scrap its nuclear weapons programme. The European Union said earlier this month it hoped China would settle the matter amicably. However, it is surprising that the United Nations doesn't conduct international diplomacy. Maybe the G8 will discuss the role of the UN at this year's summit.