December 10, 2022

Columns

Columns on the latest North Korea issues from analysts, academics and renowned experts. Views expressed by our columnists are exclusively the authors’ own.

We are family: Is Hwang Pyong So a Cholla chap?
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We are family: Is Hwang Pyong So a Cholla chap?

North Korea’s OGD supremo may have family roots in South Korea

We are family: Is Hwang Pyong So a Cholla chap?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter January 12, 2015
North Korea, darkness risible: The ironies of Sonygate
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North Korea, darkness risible: The ironies of Sonygate

'Interview' hacking scandal has all the makings of a Hollywood flick, except the villain may be innocent

North Korea, darkness risible: The ironies of Sonygate
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter January 1, 2015
Enter the troika! Northern visit gives peace a sporting chance
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Enter the troika! Northern visit gives peace a sporting chance

A sudden day-trip to Incheon raises hopes of better inter-Korean relations

Enter the troika! Northern visit gives peace a sporting chance
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter October 4, 2014
Watching the defectors: speaking truth to power
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Watching the defectors: speaking truth to power

Exiles may not be typical, but their voices are authentic and vital

Watching the defectors: speaking truth to power
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter September 15, 2014
Incheon’s idiocy just flags up more trouble
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Incheon’s idiocy just flags up more trouble

Asiad organisers must face down the fascists and let the DPRK flag fly free

Incheon’s idiocy just flags up more trouble
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter September 11, 2014
Straws in the wind: Might the U.S. and DPRK get it on again?
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Straws in the wind: Might the U.S. and DPRK get it on again?

Secret flights, personnel shifts, a UN trip: Something’s up, despite denials

Straws in the wind: Might the U.S. and DPRK get it on again?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter September 3, 2014
Arms and the man: The importance of being Jon Pyong Ho
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Arms and the man: The importance of being Jon Pyong Ho

More than anyone, ‘Mr. Munitions’ made North Korea a credible threat

Arms and the man: The importance of being Jon Pyong Ho
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter July 10, 2014
Déjà vu all over again: Faint cheer for DPRK cheerleaders
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Déjà vu all over again: Faint cheer for DPRK cheerleaders

North Korea has sent cheerleaders to the South before – with mixed results

Déjà vu all over again: Faint cheer for DPRK cheerleaders
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter July 8, 2014
When two triangles fall apart: The new Korean geopolitics
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When two triangles fall apart: The new Korean geopolitics

Japan talking to the North? China cozy with the South? What’s going on?

When two triangles fall apart: The new Korean geopolitics
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter July 2, 2014
Wham Bam Nam! Good riddance to Seoul’s spy chief
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Wham Bam Nam! Good riddance to Seoul’s spy chief

The now ex-NIS head meddled in politics and damaged inter-Korean ties

Wham Bam Nam! Good riddance to Seoul’s spy chief
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter May 29, 2014