July 09, 2020

North Koreans have ‘highly positive’ view of South Korea – Lankov
Views in the North have been evolving since the early ‘80s, and could harm government’s stability

North Korean views of the South have been changing for the past three decades, and this may threaten government stability in Pyongyang, an expert told NK News.

“For many, many years, indeed for decades, it was very simple. North Koreans were expected to believe that South Korea is essentially a living hell,” Kookmin University professor and long-time North Korean watcher Andrei Lankov said.