October 03, 2023

A diplomat’s life: Parting advice for those going to work in North Korea

Foreigners must learn to accept the political system but remain critical, while caring for their own mental health

The following article is the last in a multipart series by Taylor Darby, a pseudonym for a foreign diplomat that worked in Pyongyang for an extended period of time before being forced to leave in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Views expressed in columns are exclusively the author’s own and do not represent those of NK News.