December 11, 2019

The daily life of a Swedish diplomat in North Korea
For embassy staff, a stint in Pyongyang is full of frustration, loneliness and limitations
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, however, staffed by just two diplomats and, as a recent interview one of them conducted with Swedish national radio reveals, their interactions with locals are limited and daily lives are ridden with