December 02, 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.

Puppetry of the peninsula: the two Koreas and the pursuit of freedom
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Puppetry of the peninsula: the two Koreas and the pursuit of freedom

The use and abuse of the "puppet" insult in Korea flags up real issues. In a perilous world, what’s a small state to do?

Puppetry of the peninsula: the two Koreas and the pursuit of freedom
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter May 29, 2020
Why Kim Jong Un’s health is a very big deal
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Why Kim Jong Un’s health is a very big deal

The latest flurry of speculation highlights a very real, but too often neglected, aspect of North Korea risk

Why Kim Jong Un’s health is a very big deal
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter April 21, 2020
In her own write: Kim Yo Jong makes her mark
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In her own write: Kim Yo Jong makes her mark

Kim Jong Un’s sister is now issuing her own commentaries in DPRK media. Is she being groomed as a potential successor?

In her own write: Kim Yo Jong makes her mark
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter March 31, 2020
What to expect next at Mount Kumgang after the coronavirus delay
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What to expect next at Mount Kumgang after the coronavirus delay

The Wuhan virus outbreak has only postponed demolition - it remains to be seen what Seoul can salvage from the dispute

What to expect next at Mount Kumgang after the coronavirus delay
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter February 7, 2020
The Chairman regrets: parsing Kim Jong Un’s Busan no-show
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The Chairman regrets: parsing Kim Jong Un’s Busan no-show

Pyongyang’s rebuff sounds almost polite, for a change. What’s going on?

The Chairman regrets: parsing Kim Jong Un’s Busan no-show
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter November 22, 2019
Party like it’s 1998: how South Korean tourism to Mount Kumgang got started
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Party like it’s 1998: how South Korean tourism to Mount Kumgang got started

The story of how South Korea's leading dissident and a chaebol tycoon launched the historic inter-Korean project

Party like it’s 1998: how South Korean tourism to Mount Kumgang got started
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter November 17, 2019
Two Korean mountain jaunts: near but worlds apart
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Two Korean mountain jaunts: near but worlds apart

A veteran North Korea watcher recalls two formative hikes he wrote about in the 1980s, on opposite sides of the DMZ

Two Korean mountain jaunts: near but worlds apart
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter October 31, 2019
Kim Jong Un’s Mount Kumgang bombshell: what’s at stake
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Kim Jong Un’s Mount Kumgang bombshell: what’s at stake

A lapsed tourist joint venture is suddenly a site of discord — here's how the North Korean leader put Seoul on the spot

Kim Jong Un’s Mount Kumgang bombshell: what’s at stake
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter October 28, 2019
“Peace Economics”: cure, or chimera?
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“Peace Economics”: cure, or chimera?

Unification has an economic upside, Moon says. But are his assumptions realistic?

“Peace Economics”: cure, or chimera?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter September 6, 2019
“Peace Economics”: is Moon Jae-in taking the peace?
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“Peace Economics”: is Moon Jae-in taking the peace?

The ROK President thinks the DPRK is a potential economic boon. He is not the first such optimist

“Peace Economics”: is Moon Jae-in taking the peace?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter September 3, 2019
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