February 25, 2024

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

No bikes, no trousers: North Korea’s strange rules for women

No bikes, no trousers: North Korea’s strange rules for women

Despite sporadic enforcement, bans on commonplace things can cause hardships

No bikes, no trousers: North Korea’s strange rules for women
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov March 11, 2014
Choe Ryong Hae reappears after rumors of his arrest

Choe Ryong Hae reappears after rumors of his arrest

High-ranking official not purged, but still may be out of Kim’s true inner circle

Choe Ryong Hae reappears after rumors of his arrest
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi March 7, 2014
When North Korea may collapse

When North Korea may collapse

Pyongyang's belated economic reforms make 'middle-run' scenarios more likely

When North Korea may collapse
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov March 4, 2014
An attempt to avoid the Fire: The U.S., South Korea, and Joint Exercises

An attempt to avoid the Fire: The U.S., South Korea, and Joint Exercises

Compared to 2013, annual military drills a restrained affair in 2014

An attempt to avoid the Fire: The U.S., South Korea, and Joint Exercises
Andrea Berger
Andrea Berger March 3, 2014
What happened to Kim’s right-hand man?

What happened to Kim’s right-hand man?

Kim confidant Choe Ryong Hae mostly a no-show so far this year

What happened to Kim’s right-hand man?
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi February 27, 2014
Differences in N. Korean, Burmese democratization, part 2: Reference points

Differences in N. Korean, Burmese democratization, part 2: Reference points

No one comparable to Aung San Suu Kyi carries the torch for liberty inside North Korea

Differences in N. Korean, Burmese democratization, part 2: Reference points
Antonio Fiori
Antonio Fiori February 26, 2014
Differences in N. Korean, Burmese democratization, part 1: Civil society

Differences in N. Korean, Burmese democratization, part 1: Civil society

Myanmar has long history of active, influential non-governmental institutions

Differences in N. Korean, Burmese democratization, part 1: Civil society
Antonio Fiori
Antonio Fiori February 24, 2014
North-South migration, part 4: After 2011, the stream dries out again?

North-South migration, part 4: After 2011, the stream dries out again?

Mix of increased security, propaganda campaigns appear successful in sharply cutting defections

North-South migration, part 4: After 2011, the stream dries out again?
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 19, 2014
Assessing the impact of the UN’s human rights in North Korea report

Assessing the impact of the UN’s human rights in North Korea report

Why the UN's report on DPRK human rights violations will signal change in North Korea

Assessing the impact of the UN’s human rights in North Korea report
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza February 18, 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