Your chance to ask questions to North Koreans about life growing up in the DPRK
Without friends or family, one defector reached a breaking point before resolving to build a life he could be proud of
Private markets have introduced new perspectives, but the dictatorship means few place much stock on social progress
Juvenile delinquency appears far less common than in other countries, but this doesn’t mean DPRK youth have it better
People in the DPRK are curious about the far wealthier South, but the interest doesn’t always go in the other direction
New columnist Rose writes about discovering the world via foreign media and yearning to escape a country-sized prison
Joshua Kim writes about marveling at Incheon airport, how Vietnam reminded him of the DPRK and more
New columnist David writes about the challenges of army life and how a South Korean leaflet convinced him to defect
Everyday expressions offer a window into how North Koreans think and see the world
Mothers do the best they can for their children but face challenges ranging from poor health care to paying for school
Some adjust faster than others to a capitalist lifestyle, even when it causes tensions with those closest to us
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