Fault Lines

Hidden state: Inside North Korea

Fault Lines gains rare access into North Korea and examines the impact of US policies on the secretive nation.

North Korea is still a flash point. We're still at a state of war with North Korea.

by Ambassador Joseph R Detrani, Intelligence and National Security Alliance

The leadership of the most secretive state on the planet changed hands in 2011 when Kim Jong-un became the Supreme Leader of North Korea following the death of his father.

Kim’s approach to relations with the United States and the international community has been described as erratic.

Since he came to power, he launched a long-range rocket, carried out a nuclear test and has been accused of orchestrating a cyber attack on Sony Pictures.

Fault Lines looks at life under the leadership of Kim Jong-un and his relations with the US through on-the-ground access in Pyongyang, exclusive interviews with recent defectors, and insight from experts and scholars.  

This documentary first aired on Al Jazeera English in January 2015.