December 13, 2019

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Markus Bell

Dr. Markus Bell is a cultural anthropologist and lecturer in the University of Sheffield’s School of East Asian Studies. A graduate of the Australian National University, he is a specialist of migration and forced movement in contemporary Asia. Follow him @mpsbell

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Demanding complete denuclearization has long been a diplomatic dead-end

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Ethnic nationalism, culture likely major reasons

Markus Bell May 10, 2019

Shinzo Abe's legacy building in the age of the new-look North Korea

Japan's Prime Minister faces dilemma over domestic agenda and changes on Korean Peninsula

Why unification offers the best chance for improving North Korean human rights

Only when Kim Jong Un feels secure can real reform take place in the DPRK

Even fashion is authoritarian in North Korea

Fashion on the streets, while showing more diversity, still takes its cues from above

Why North Koreans Should Be Allowed Asylum Beyond South Korea – A Response

'If this is the type of governmental discrimination that North Koreans face in South Korea, I may be tempted to sign up for such discrimination'

Markus Bell April 4, 2013

Why North Koreans Should Be Allowed Asylum Beyond South Korea

Economic and social discrimination in South Korea provides a rationale for asylum in third countries

Markus Bell March 25, 2013

Of Caste and Community: Return and Re-migration of North Koreans

Can North Koreans going to Europe and America be given permanent domicile?

Markus Bell January 24, 2013