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July 21, 2024

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Book review: An African woman’s memoir of privilege and identity in North Korea

Book review: An African woman’s memoir of privilege and identity in North Korea

‘Black Girl from Pyongyang’ documents the fascinating story of Monica Macias, a dictator’s daughter who grew up in DPRK

Book review: An African woman’s memoir of privilege and identity in North Korea
Stephen Mercado
Stephen Mercado June 19, 2023
Send Donald Trump to North Korea to break the impasse in bilateral talks

Send Donald Trump to North Korea to break the impasse in bilateral talks

The US cannot afford disengagement with Pyongyang and should use former president as a crude tool to jump-start dialogue

Send Donald Trump to North Korea to break the impasse in bilateral talks
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov June 14, 2023
Book review: ‘The Sister’ tells the tale of North Korean ‘despotess’ Kim Yo Jong

Book review: ‘The Sister’ tells the tale of North Korean ‘despotess’ Kim Yo Jong

Sung-yoon Lee combines history and speculation to paint DPRK leader’s sister as ‘devil woman,’ with mixed results

Book review: ‘The Sister’ tells the tale of North Korean ‘despotess’ Kim Yo Jong
David Tizzard
David Tizzard June 13, 2023
What we can learn from UN inquiry into North Korean human rights, 10 years on

What we can learn from UN inquiry into North Korean human rights, 10 years on

The situation has improved little since Commission of Inquiry issued landmark report, but there is still a way forward

What we can learn from UN inquiry into North Korean human rights, 10 years on
Michael Kirby
Michael Kirby June 12, 2023
Book review: A moving personal account of Japan’s pro-North Korea enclave

Book review: A moving personal account of Japan’s pro-North Korea enclave

In a fascinating book of essays, filmmaker Yang Yonghi shares the drama and heartbreak of her Zainichi Korean family

Book review: A moving personal account of Japan’s pro-North Korea enclave
Stephen Mercado
Stephen Mercado May 18, 2023
US, ROK must not prioritize defense at expense of diplomacy with North Korea

US, ROK must not prioritize defense at expense of diplomacy with North Korea

Allies’ focus on deterrence and sanctions only fuels tit-for-tat actions and makes peninsula a more dangerous place

US, ROK must not prioritize defense at expense of diplomacy with North Korea
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal May 9, 2023
Seoul must not be intimidated by North Korea’s nuclear bluster

Seoul must not be intimidated by North Korea’s nuclear bluster

DPRK’s new solid-fuel ICBM and other weapons raise real concerns, but overreacting plays into Kim Jong Un’s hands

Seoul must not be intimidated by North Korea’s nuclear bluster
Chun In-bum
Chun In-bum April 18, 2023
Book review: When ideology and politics trump a rational North Korea policy

Book review: When ideology and politics trump a rational North Korea policy

In ‘Hinge Points,’ nuclear scientist Siegfried Hecker chronicles missed US chances to engage and his Track 2 diplomacy

Book review: When ideology and politics trump a rational North Korea policy
David Tizzard
David Tizzard March 29, 2023
Book review: A look at North Korea from outside the Anglosphere

Book review: A look at North Korea from outside the Anglosphere

“Something About North Korea” promises firsthand account of French authors’ studies in DPRK but loses the thread

Book review: A look at North Korea from outside the Anglosphere
Stephen Mercado
Stephen Mercado March 22, 2023
Pyongyang Chronicles: The North Korea I choose to remember

Pyongyang Chronicles: The North Korea I choose to remember

While state police cut short my studies, I also experienced unforgettable beauty and kindness during my time in the DPRK

Pyongyang Chronicles: The North Korea I choose to remember
Alek Sigley
Alek Sigley March 22, 2023
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