What It’s Like To Run A North Korea News Website

These bizarre messages we keep receiving should give you some idea:
March 21st, 2013

Illustration by NK NEWS illustrator Cammy Smithwick

Despite being staffed by writers mainly from Europe and North America, at NK NEWS we have been increasingly receiving correspondence from readers who believe the site is an official arm of the North Korean government, run from Pyongyang.

Recent months have been particularly colorful. The more North Korea

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Adam Stulberg

Adam Stulberg is Associate Professor and Co-Director, Center for International Strategy, technology, and Policy in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on international security, Eurasian politics and security affairs, nuclear (non)proliferation, and energy and international security, as well as inter-disciplinary courses on science, technology, and international security policy. His current research focuses on energy security dilemmas and statecraft in Eurasia, new approaches to strategic stability and denuclearization of military arsenals, internationalization of the nuclear fuel cycle, counter-network warfare, and the implications of nanotechnology for international security. Dr. Stulberg earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as holds an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University, an M.A. in Political Science from UCLA, and a B.A. in History from the University of Michigan. He served as a Political Consultant at RAND from 1987-1997, and as a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Monterey Institute of International Studies (1997-1998). He has worked closely with Senator Sam Nunn drafting policy recommendations and background studies on future directions for the U.S. Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, building regional and energy security regimes in Central Asia and the South Caucasus, and engaging Russia’s regional power centers. Dr. Stulberg was a post-doctoral fellow at CNS (2000-2001); policy scholar at the EastWest Institute; and has been a consultant to the Carnegie Corporation of New York (2000-present) and the Office of Net Assessment, Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense (2000-present). Dr. Stulberg has authored and edited three books, and has published widely in leading academic and policy journals.

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