January 26, 2022

Opinion

Opinion on the latest North Korea issues from analysts, academics and experts worldwide. Views expressed in Opinion articles are exclusively the authors’ own.

What a path toward a deal with Pyongyang looks like

What a path toward a deal with Pyongyang looks like

Washington will be best served by proactive communication with key players in North Korea

What a path toward a deal with Pyongyang looks like
Benjamin Zimmer
Benjamin Zimmer September 8, 2021
A North Korean culinary odyssey: What it’s really like eating in Pyongyang

A North Korean culinary odyssey: What it’s really like eating in Pyongyang

Foreign travelers can dine at a surprising assortment of Korean and international restaurants in the capital city

A North Korean culinary odyssey: What it’s really like eating in Pyongyang
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson August 27, 2021
No thanks: Places you do not need to visit in Pyongyang

No thanks: Places you do not need to visit in Pyongyang

The DPRK is awash with attractions, but not all tourist sites are created equal

No thanks: Places you do not need to visit in Pyongyang
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson August 13, 2021
Homestays and adventure travel at far-flung North Korean destinations

Homestays and adventure travel at far-flung North Korean destinations

The DPRK has invested heavily in tourism outside Pyongyang as it seeks to entice travelers with new experiences

Homestays and adventure travel at far-flung North Korean destinations
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson August 6, 2021
North Korea lost the war of ideas a long time ago

North Korea lost the war of ideas a long time ago

Foreign influence, especially from South Korea, is a far more dangerous threat than sanctions or COVID-19

North Korea lost the war of ideas a long time ago
John Lee
John Lee August 3, 2021
Tourism off the beaten path in North Korea’s capital city

Tourism off the beaten path in North Korea’s capital city

Pyongyang offers an array of entertainment, from laser tag to water parks, beyond the typical statues and monuments

Tourism off the beaten path in North Korea’s capital city
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson July 23, 2021
Sinuiju, North Korea’s most popular destination at the Chinese border

Sinuiju, North Korea’s most popular destination at the Chinese border

The feeling of crossing the bridge by train from China for the first time is a truly unforgettable experience

Sinuiju, North Korea’s most popular destination at the Chinese border
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson July 16, 2021
A lack of flights, hotels is holding back North Korean tourism

A lack of flights, hotels is holding back North Korean tourism

The DPRK will need to scale up infrastructure, mend broken diplomatic bridges to blossom as a tourist destination

A lack of flights, hotels is holding back North Korean tourism
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson July 9, 2021
North Korea’s brief, surreal experiment with passenger cruises

North Korea’s brief, surreal experiment with passenger cruises

Though the project quickly folded, the DPRK demonstrated a surprising openness to new tourism ideas

North Korea’s brief, surreal experiment with passenger cruises
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson July 2, 2021
Why North Korea tourism and cultural exchanges are a force for good

Why North Korea tourism and cultural exchanges are a force for good

Far from supporting the regime, tourism promotes understanding between peoples that view themselves as enemies

Why North Korea tourism and cultural exchanges are a force for good
Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson June 25, 2021
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