May 26, 2024

About the author

Joseph Yi

Joseph Yi (PhD, University of Chicago) is an associate professor of political science at Hanyang University (Seoul). Yi studies the development of individual liberty in various settings, from mature democracies (e.g., USA) to young democracies (South Korea) to closed autocracies (North Korea); and communication and cooperation across social groups and countries. His published essays and research are available at https://hanyang.academia.edu/JosephYi

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South Korea needs open discourse on North Korea — even when contentious

South Korea needs open discourse on North Korea — even when contentious

Efforts to criminalize non-official narratives stifle free debate essential to understand DPRK and threats it poses

South Korea needs open discourse on North Korea — even when contentious
Joseph Yi
Joseph Yi November 8, 2023
How South Korea’s right and left stifle debate on North Korea and Japan
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How South Korea’s right and left stifle debate on North Korea and Japan

Legal restrictions risk warping discourse and public policy as Seoul takes harder line on DPRK and moves closer to Tokyo

How South Korea’s right and left stifle debate on North Korea and Japan
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Anastasia Koroleva | Joseph Yi April 17, 2023
How non-defecting border crossers can bring change to North Korea
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How non-defecting border crossers can bring change to North Korea

Labor migrants and others were a major voice for market reform in the DPRK before UN sanctions and COVID controls

How non-defecting border crossers can bring change to North Korea
Anastasia Koroleva
Anastasia Koroleva | Joseph Yi November 22, 2022
How faith-based groups can help North Korea — if they’re ever able to return
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How faith-based groups can help North Korea — if they’re ever able to return

A major pillar of aid to the DPRK could wither away as the country’s COVID controls and US travel ban restrict access

How faith-based groups can help North Korea — if they’re ever able to return
Joseph Yi
Joseph Yi October 7, 2022