May 26, 2024

Columns

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

Did Park Geun-hye’s Rasputin run her North Korea policy?
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Did Park Geun-hye’s Rasputin run her North Korea policy?

Eye-popping, alarming revelations from Seoul may explain twists and turns

Did Park Geun-hye’s Rasputin run her North Korea policy?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter October 28, 2016
Reeling them in: Seoul targets North Korea’s last few friends
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Reeling them in: Seoul targets North Korea’s last few friends

Park Geun-hye is down but not out: Look where she visits, and join the dots

Reeling them in: Seoul targets North Korea’s last few friends
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter May 31, 2016
China seen banning non-sanctioned trade with North Korea
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China seen banning non-sanctioned trade with North Korea

Merchants expect lifting of sanctions soon; Chinese businessmen discuss renting Kaesong facilites

China seen banning non-sanctioned trade with North Korea
KIC, RIP? S.Korea closing Kaesong is short-sighted and wrong
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KIC, RIP? S.Korea closing Kaesong is short-sighted and wrong

Snuffing out the last ember of North-South co-operation makes no sense

KIC, RIP? S.Korea closing Kaesong is short-sighted and wrong
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter February 11, 2016
Girls, Interrupted: North Korean band’s Beijing no-show
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Girls, Interrupted: North Korean band’s Beijing no-show

Whatever its cause, this debacle shows Kim Jong Un as diplomatically inept

Girls, Interrupted: North Korean band’s Beijing no-show
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter December 15, 2015
High-level inter-Korean talks? Low expectations
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High-level inter-Korean talks? Low expectations

There is little reason to expect December 11’s Kaesong confab to yield solid results

High-level inter-Korean talks? Low expectations
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter December 2, 2015
So, what was that inter-Korean crisis about? And who won?
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So, what was that inter-Korean crisis about? And who won?

In parsing the recent crisis, experts are divided. Unusually, so is Pyongyang

So, what was that inter-Korean crisis about? And who won?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter August 28, 2015
Rudeboy: Kim Jong Un invites but then disses Lee Hee-ho
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Rudeboy: Kim Jong Un invites but then disses Lee Hee-ho

No PR sense, no manners, no strategy: Does the Young Marshal have a clue?

Rudeboy: Kim Jong Un invites but then disses Lee Hee-ho
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter August 10, 2015
Bang to rights! Pyongyang plays games – or rather doesn’t
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Bang to rights! Pyongyang plays games – or rather doesn’t

A single day on NK News reveals hard choices – and parallel universes

Bang to rights! Pyongyang plays games – or rather doesn’t
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter June 25, 2015
Trains and sums and games: A busy month ahead for North Korea watchers
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Trains and sums and games: A busy month ahead for North Korea watchers

For once, we know what’s hot up North; there’s much to play for

Trains and sums and games: A busy month ahead for North Korea watchers
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter April 8, 2015