April 21, 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.

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
He shells sea shells: Should we worry?
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He shells sea shells: Should we worry?

Moral: The two Koreas urgently need to find their way back to a better way of relating

He shells sea shells: Should we worry?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter May 23, 2014
Kimmy No-Mates: Why no meeting and greeting?
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Kimmy No-Mates: Why no meeting and greeting?

In power over 2 years, Kim Jong Un has yet to meet a single other leader

Kimmy No-Mates: Why no meeting and greeting?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter May 14, 2014
Blasts from the past: Extinct North Korea websites
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Blasts from the past: Extinct North Korea websites

Was there life before NKNews? A backward glance at some early pioneers

Blasts from the past: Extinct North Korea websites
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter April 21, 2014
Reining in South Korea’s out-of-control National Intelligence Service
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Reining in South Korea’s out-of-control National Intelligence Service

N. Korean threat makes NIS necessary, but they've exceeded their legal mandate

Reining in South Korea’s out-of-control National Intelligence Service
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter March 18, 2014
South Korea’s meddlesome spooks
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South Korea’s meddlesome spooks

Security agency is in the dock, but it’s fighting back hard

South Korea’s meddlesome spooks
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter March 17, 2014
Pula Botswana! Ian Khama kicks Kim Jong Un into touch
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Pula Botswana! Ian Khama kicks Kim Jong Un into touch

Human rights abuses prompt Botswana to sever all ties with North Korea

Pula Botswana! Ian Khama kicks Kim Jong Un into touch
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter February 27, 2014
The long hard slog to shine a light on North Korean human rights
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The long hard slog to shine a light on North Korean human rights

What’s been did and what’s been hid: A look back at human rights accountability in DPRK

The long hard slog to shine a light on North Korean human rights
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter February 17, 2014