Benjamin R. Young is an Assistant Professor at Dakota State University. He holds a Ph.D. from George Washington University, and focuses his research on modern Korea, Cold War international history, and Marxism in the Third World.
Despite official claims, early DPRK history was not marked by radical change to the status quo
The U.S. should take note that Kim Jong Un can literally change the time on a subjective — or political — whim
North's personality cult, state media controls have charmed dictators for decades
Pompeo last month used a unusual euphemism when discussing a deal with Pyongyang
Many have posited that it is not really Kim Jong Un who is pulling the strings
The city-state's history of ties to Pyongyang make it a fitting site for the Kim-Trump summit
Changing Beltway consensus on why Pyongyang seeks nukes has major implications for U.S. policy
DPRK backing for an ultra-leftist insurgency in 1971 ended in the expulsion of their diplomats
The tragic case of Otto Warmbier confirms that the DPRK cannot be changed through tourism
The treatment of Otto Warmbier brings to mind the brutality of the DPRK's past
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