Reuniting families separated by Korean War

Reuniting families separated by Korean War

Since the Korean War ended in 1953, millions of people, including more than 100,000 Americans of Korean origin, have been separated and largely unable to contact their relatives in North Korea. Pyong…

May 14th, 2015
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'Frack' North Korea with targeted information: Report

'Frack' North Korea with targeted information: Report

A new report by Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs provides recommendations for U.S. policymakers to pressure the North Korean government into changing from wit…

May 13th, 2015
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Reporting on North Korean defectors, struggling with objectivity

Reporting on North Korean defectors, struggling with objectivity

A reporter who spent years recording the lives of North Korean defectors in China maintained his journalistic objectivity even as he lived among those braving death to escape to freedom. This demea…

May 4th, 2015
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Is ‘The Interview’ putting North Koreans in danger?

Is ‘The Interview’ putting North Koreans in danger?

It has been months since Western audiences got to finally pass judgment on The Interview, the Hollywood satire of Kim Jong Un that sparked frantic debate and controversy leading up to its release. …

May 1st, 2015
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Authors strove to depict North Koreans as they really live

Authors strove to depict North Koreans as they really live

A recently released book on the daily lives of North Koreans grew out of a desire to portray the changing circumstances of the North’s regular people, one of its co-authors told NK News. Rather t…

April 23rd, 2015
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2015 Park’s last chance for inter-Korean breakthrough: Expert

2015 Park’s last chance for inter-Korean breakthrough: Expert

This year may be the last chance for South Korea’s Park Geun-hye administration to achieve a breakthrough in inter-Korean relations, a Kyongnam University professor told NK News. Even though Kim …

April 14th, 2015
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Empowering North Korean defectors in the U.S.

Empowering North Korean defectors in the U.S.

In 2004, U.S. President George W. Bush signed into law the North Korean Human Rights Act, which was subsequently reauthorized in 2008 and again in 2012. Among other things, this act made North Korean …

April 13th, 2015
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‘Songun’ now fading away in North Korea: Expert

‘Songun’ now fading away in North Korea: Expert

While still praised as the country’s guiding ideology, Kim Jong Il’s Songun (military-first) idea is now declining in actual influence over North Korean state strategy, Kyongnam University profess…

April 9th, 2015
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The daily life of a Swedish diplomat in North Korea

The daily life of a Swedish diplomat in North Korea

Whenever North Korea and the U.S. need to engage diplomatically, or when Scandinavian tourists are experiencing mishaps, the Swedish embassy in North Korea plays a critical role. The embassy is, ho…

March 27th, 2015
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Film to document efforts to rescue North Korean refugees

Film to document efforts to rescue North Korean refugees

British filmmaker Matthew Halsall is in the process of completing a documentary on the work of Chun Ki-won, a South Korean pastor who has dedicated his life to rescuing North Korean refugees seeking a…

March 26th, 2015
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Author of book on North Korea’s founding addresses Shin controversy

Author of book on North Korea’s founding addresses Shin controversy

Author Blaine Harden tackles North Korea in his latest book, The Great Leader and The Fighter Pilot, but it was his previous one that established him as one of the most prominent voices on the country…

March 18th, 2015
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Book on defecting fighter pilot tackles North Korea’s founding

Book on defecting fighter pilot tackles North Korea’s founding

The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot, the latest non-fiction book by author Blaine Harden, is in large part the story of North Korea’s founding and the devastating war it launched, ending in a dec…

March 17th, 2015
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Make your tourist photo in N. Korea a 'rare glimpse'

Make your tourist photo in N. Korea a 'rare glimpse'

Quick: Google the terms “rare glimpse North Korea.” You will quickly find, if you didn’t know already, that articles claiming to show unique, ground-breaking images from inside the country ar…

February 24th, 2015
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The N. Korea-Japan abduction issue: prospects for 2015

The N. Korea-Japan abduction issue: prospects for 2015

North Korea and Japan held informal meetings in Shanghai about ongoing investigations into the 1977-83 abductions of Japanese nationals by North Korean agents, Japanese media reports said in January.…

February 18th, 2015
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Author takes on widely known, yet poorly known Dear Leader

Author takes on widely known, yet poorly known Dear Leader

The author of an “unauthorized autobiography” of Kim Jong Il chose the late Dear Leader because Kim remains easily identified, but not actually well-known, he told NK News. Michael Malice has a…

February 13th, 2015
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