North Korea: Champions of the World (Part 2)

March 16th, 2012
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While it has been common for ‘socialist’ countries to have paid great attention to sporting achievement, as a means of displaying strength and attaining prestige in lieu of military conflict, North Korea has not traditionally fared well in this area. The women’s team has admittedly achieved far greater success and achievement on the football pitch

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Gerard Clare

Gerard Clare is a research student at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, specialising in issues of regionalism and centre-periphery relations in the Russian Far East, including how citizens on the periphery can identify with central representations of what it means to be Russian, and in what ways these representations may conflict with regional identities. His knowledge extends through to Russia-DPRK relations in the post-Soviet era, with particular focus on engagement, expectations and wider themes around energy and security. He has previously completed both his undergraduate degree in Central and East European Studies in 2011, and his MSc in Russian, Central and East European studies in 2012, at the University of Glasgow. He has contributed a number of articles to NKNews since 2011, looking at Russia-DPRK relations, Six-Party Talks and even football within the DPRK.

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    Great article! This was obviously well researched and the author seems enthusiastic about the topic. I enjoy coming away from an article knowing more than I did going in. Good job!

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      Glad you enjoyed Stella, appreciate the feedback.

  • http://twitter.com/StellaFaux Stella Faux

    Great article! This was obviously well researched and the author seems enthusiastic about the topic. I enjoy coming away from an article knowing more than I did going in. Good job!

    • http://twitter.com/stakhanovite Gerard Clare

      Glad you enjoyed Stella, appreciate the feedback.