May 19, 2024

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

Childhood dreams, education and loyalty in North Korea

Childhood dreams, education and loyalty in North Korea

Visual/text project on North Korea analyzes media excerpts captured on instant film

Childhood dreams, education and loyalty in North Korea
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza October 9, 2014
The North Korean bureaucracy is here to stay

The North Korean bureaucracy is here to stay

Former communist states, post-liberation South Korea show difficulty of replacing experienced public servants

The North Korean bureaucracy is here to stay
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 6, 2014
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
Independence, security, socialism – N. Korea’s view of human rights

Independence, security, socialism – N. Korea’s view of human rights

Pyongyang’s self-analysis contains obvious falsehoods but a revealing look at its outlook

Independence, security, socialism – N. Korea’s view of human rights
Rob York
Rob York September 30, 2014
Why the U.S. made Korea exception for landmine ban

Why the U.S. made Korea exception for landmine ban

American military continues to view Korean situation as special case, Cold War relic

Why the U.S. made Korea exception for landmine ban
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi September 29, 2014
Why South Koreans don’t care about the North

Why South Koreans don’t care about the North

After decades of the North's presence, many in the South seem desensitized

Why South Koreans don’t care about the North
Max Kim
Max Kim September 26, 2014
Why some North Korean soldiers have shiny, chrome-plated arms

Why some North Korean soldiers have shiny, chrome-plated arms

Ceremonial weapons shed light on military culture arisen from decades of Songun

Why some North Korean soldiers have shiny, chrome-plated arms
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer September 23, 2014
Wreckage of suspected N. Korean UAV discovered at sea

Wreckage of suspected N. Korean UAV discovered at sea

Discovery latest in series of apparent N. Korean UAVs discovered in South

Wreckage of suspected N. Korean UAV discovered at sea
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson September 22, 2014
Will N. Korea eye new Chinese UAV?

Will N. Korea eye new Chinese UAV?

Recently debuted cheap aircraft could be ideal for Pyongyang's recon at border

Will N. Korea eye new Chinese UAV?
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson September 18, 2014
Book review – Visual Politics and North Korea: Seeing is Believing

Book review – Visual Politics and North Korea: Seeing is Believing

Study underlines the connection between visual culture and international relations, offering new insights into North Korea

Book review – Visual Politics and North Korea: Seeing is Believing
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza September 16, 2014