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Broken English in Pyongyang: A Review of Without You, There is No Us

Broken English in Pyongyang: A Review of Without You, There is No Us

Suki Kim's memoir provides rare dose of information on a closed society

Broken English in Pyongyang: A Review of Without You, There is No Us
Michael Laff November 24, 2014
The story of the Sakhalin Korean rebellion

The story of the Sakhalin Korean rebellion

Short-lived rebellion by Koreans of southern descent ultimately severed ties to ancestral homeland

The story of the Sakhalin Korean rebellion
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 20, 2014
Is Kim Jong Un young? Yes, but maybe not inexperienced

Is Kim Jong Un young? Yes, but maybe not inexperienced

Personality cult around Kim’s mother implies decade-long preparation process

Is Kim Jong Un young? Yes, but maybe not inexperienced
Christopher Green
Christopher Green November 20, 2014
Why Russian Koreans didn’t fall for Pyongyang propaganda

Why Russian Koreans didn’t fall for Pyongyang propaganda

Accustomed to communism’s realities, Sakhalin residents weren’t taken in by promises of paradise

Why Russian Koreans didn’t fall for Pyongyang propaganda
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 16, 2014
Koreans on Sakhalin: The misadventures of migrant workers

Koreans on Sakhalin: The misadventures of migrant workers

Loss of Japanese control coming of Korean War left Sakhalin Koreans trapped

Koreans on Sakhalin: The misadventures of migrant workers
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 13, 2014
The North’s history of stagnant development

The North’s history of stagnant development

Moving past a model that distrusted foreign ideas may be key to future success

The North’s history of stagnant development
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza November 12, 2014
Analysis: October air and air defense drills

Analysis: October air and air defense drills

KPA Air, Anti-Air Force training focused on defensive scenarios

Analysis: October air and air defense drills
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi November 12, 2014
Lankov: Why N. Korea released Bae and Miller

Lankov: Why N. Korea released Bae and Miller

Propaganda, connections and good will contributed to the release of U.S. detainees

Lankov: Why N. Korea released Bae and Miller
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 11, 2014
October: State media treats all as normal as Kim Jong Un ends absence
NK PRO

October: State media treats all as normal as Kim Jong Un ends absence

Pyongyang reinforces image of Kim still fully in power, with his status unquestioned

October: State media treats all as normal as Kim Jong Un ends absence
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi November 10, 2014
Inside North Korea’s ruling Workers Party

Inside North Korea’s ruling Workers Party

WPK may not set policy, but success in the North depends on membership

Inside North Korea’s ruling Workers Party
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham November 10, 2014