September 19, 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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Déjà vu all over again: Faint cheer for DPRK cheerleaders

North Korea has sent cheerleaders to the South before – with mixed results

Aidan Foster-Carter July 8, 2014

When two triangles fall apart: The new Korean geopolitics

Japan talking to the North? China cozy with the South? What’s going on?

Aidan Foster-Carter July 2, 2014

Wham Bam Nam! Good riddance to Seoul’s spy chief

The now ex-NIS head meddled in politics and damaged inter-Korean ties

Aidan Foster-Carter May 29, 2014

He shells sea shells: Should we worry?

Moral: The two Koreas urgently need to find their way back to a better way of relating

Aidan Foster-Carter May 23, 2014

Kimmy No-Mates: Why no meeting and greeting?

In power over 2 years, Kim Jong Un has yet to meet a single other leader

Aidan Foster-Carter May 14, 2014

Blasts from the past: Extinct North Korea websites

Was there life before NKNews? A backward glance at some early pioneers

Aidan Foster-Carter April 21, 2014

Reining in South Korea's out-of-control National Intelligence Service

N. Korean threat makes NIS necessary, but they've exceeded their legal mandate

Aidan Foster-Carter March 18, 2014

South Korea's meddlesome spooks

Security agency is in the dock, but it’s fighting back hard

Aidan Foster-Carter March 17, 2014

Pula Botswana! Ian Khama kicks Kim Jong Un into touch

Human rights abuses prompt Botswana to sever all ties with North Korea

Aidan Foster-Carter February 27, 2014

The long hard slog to shine a light on North Korean human rights

What’s been did and what’s been hid: A look back at human rights accountability in DPRK

Aidan Foster-Carter February 17, 2014
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