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Analysis

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Civic vs. Social: How politics holds back Seoul’s North Korean human rights law

Civic vs. Social: How politics holds back Seoul’s North Korean human rights law

Efforts to craft law drags on for a decade, with debate over which rights to prioritize

Civic vs. Social: How politics holds back Seoul’s North Korean human rights law
Subin Kim
Subin Kim March 18, 2015
Just passing through: Sanctioned North Korean vessel uses Japanese port
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Just passing through: Sanctioned North Korean vessel uses Japanese port

In releasing the DPRK flagged ship, Japanese authorities may have broken Japanese law and ignored UN sanctions

Just passing through: Sanctioned North Korean vessel uses Japanese port
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne March 18, 2015
U.S. military would deploy THAAD to Korea in emergency

U.S. military would deploy THAAD to Korea in emergency

Contingency deployment plan may not replace U.S. desire for long-term deployment

U.S. military would deploy THAAD to Korea in emergency
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi March 17, 2015
Kaesong serves as North Korea’s window into the world

Kaesong serves as North Korea’s window into the world

Region surrounding inter-Korean complex features standards of living rest of the country can only imagine

Kaesong serves as North Korea’s window into the world
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov March 16, 2015
Bold acts of resistance in North Korea

Bold acts of resistance in North Korea

A few brave stands against Kim regime have been taken, but have ended badly

Bold acts of resistance in North Korea
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy March 13, 2015
Even fashion is authoritarian in North Korea

Even fashion is authoritarian in North Korea

Fashion on the streets, while showing more diversity, still takes its cues from above

Even fashion is authoritarian in North Korea
Markus Bell
Markus Bell | Rosemary Listing March 12, 2015
No oil yet in 2015, but North Korea imports more gasoline
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No oil yet in 2015, but North Korea imports more gasoline

The DPRK took advantage of falling global oil prices in January, buying more gasoline and making savings on diesel

No oil yet in 2015, but North Korea imports more gasoline
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne March 11, 2015
Inside North Korean television: The wooden box of wonder

Inside North Korean television: The wooden box of wonder

Technology follows global trends but the repetitive, unimaginative programming remains the same

Inside North Korean television: The wooden box of wonder
Subin Kim
Subin Kim March 10, 2015
Kim consolidates power in February
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Kim consolidates power in February

N. Korean regime attempts to reinforce loyalty while making position changes after purge

Kim consolidates power in February
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi March 10, 2015
Regime focused on political events, military drills in February
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Regime focused on political events, military drills in February

Pyongyang holds major party meetings, political observances, and military training

Regime focused on political events, military drills in February
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi March 10, 2015