July 04, 2020

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Aidan Foster-Carter

Aidan Foster-Carter is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology and Modern Korea at Leeds University in England. Educated at Eton and Oxford, he taught sociology at the Universities of Hull, Dar es Salaam and Leeds from 1971 to 1997. Having followed Korean affairs since 1968, since 1997 he has been a full-time analyst and consultant on Korea: writing, lecturing and broadcasting for academic, business and policy audiences in the UK and worldwide.

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China seen banning non-sanctioned trade with North Korea

Merchants expect lifting of sanctions soon; Chinese businessmen discuss renting Kaesong facilites

KIC, RIP? S.Korea closing Kaesong is short-sighted and wrong

Snuffing out the last ember of North-South co-operation makes no sense

Aidan Foster-Carter February 11, 2016

Girls, Interrupted: North Korean band’s Beijing no-show

Whatever its cause, this debacle shows Kim Jong Un as diplomatically inept

Aidan Foster-Carter December 15, 2015

High-level inter-Korean talks? Low expectations

There is little reason to expect December 11’s Kaesong confab to yield solid results

Aidan Foster-Carter December 2, 2015

So, what was that inter-Korean crisis about? And who won?

In parsing the recent crisis, experts are divided. Unusually, so is Pyongyang

Aidan Foster-Carter August 28, 2015

Rudeboy: Kim Jong Un invites but then disses Lee Hee-ho

No PR sense, no manners, no strategy: Does the Young Marshal have a clue?

Aidan Foster-Carter August 10, 2015

Bang to rights! Pyongyang plays games – or rather doesn’t

A single day on NK News reveals hard choices – and parallel universes

Aidan Foster-Carter June 25, 2015

Trains and sums and games: A busy month ahead for North Korea watchers

For once, we know what’s hot up North; there’s much to play for

Aidan Foster-Carter April 8, 2015

Must the Cheonan wreck torpedo inter-Korean ties?

Truly honoring the dead means not sacrificing Korea’s future to its past

Aidan Foster-Carter March 27, 2015

South Korea’s new unification minister: Big deal?

Like Ryoo Kihl-jae, Hong Yong-pyo will struggle to make much progress

Aidan Foster-Carter February 26, 2015