Available information paints a chaotic picture of the DPRK's spy service
The two sides will likely seek to reaffirm old ties and build a united front against sanctions and pressure
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Mysterious official's long tenure provides clues of DPRK system under Kim Il Sung
On-the-spot guidance took a backseat to a military parade and a crucial summit with the South
While remarkably high-quality for such a poor country, curricula remains restricted by rigid state ideology
The DPRK's regular police force have a close relationship with their more clandestine colleagues - though the job is much less risky
Coverage on both sides of the 38th parallel was largely positive, though conservative press in the ROK voiced some skepticism
Long before the 30,000 defector era, reception was much different for the few who made it
Sympathetic in first days, the narrative later turned to condemnation of America's new wars
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