January 25, 2021

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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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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

Ultra vires! Rapporteur’s remit is not regime change

Marzuki Darusman’s comments are well out of order - Shouldn’t he resign?

Aidan Foster-Carter February 6, 2015

They’ve got a little list: Should NK go back on?

Relisting the DPRK as a terrorist state would hinder, not help, diplomacy

Aidan Foster-Carter January 29, 2015

We are family: Is Hwang Pyong So a Cholla chap?

North Korea’s OGD supremo may have family roots in South Korea

Aidan Foster-Carter January 12, 2015

North Korea, darkness risible: The ironies of Sonygate

'Interview' hacking scandal has all the makings of a Hollywood flick, except the villain may be innocent

Aidan Foster-Carter January 1, 2015

Enter the troika! Northern visit gives peace a sporting chance

A sudden day-trip to Incheon raises hopes of better inter-Korean relations

Aidan Foster-Carter October 4, 2014

Watching the defectors: speaking truth to power

Exiles may not be typical, but their voices are authentic and vital

Aidan Foster-Carter September 15, 2014

Incheon’s idiocy just flags up more trouble

Asiad organisers must face down the fascists and let the DPRK flag fly free

Aidan Foster-Carter September 11, 2014