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Ask a North Korean: What do you miss about living in North Korea?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: What do you miss about living in North Korea?

Atomization in South Korea makes it difficult to express one's feelings, whereas people in the DPRK say what they think

Ask a North Korean: What do you miss about living in North Korea?
Sersong HanSersong Han November 25, 2022
How non-defecting border crossers can bring change to North Korea
Analysis

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 | Joseph Yi November 22, 2022
In a quiet London suburb, North Korean defectors search for home
Features

In a quiet London suburb, North Korean defectors search for home

New Malden provides a place where refugees can blend in. But they carry with them the memories of those left behind.

In a quiet London suburb, North Korean defectors search for home
Harry ClynchHarry Clynch November 11, 2022
Law banning leafleting toward North Korea unconstitutional: Unification minister
News

Law banning leafleting toward North Korea unconstitutional: Unification minister

Kwon Young-se criticizes law in opinion to Constitutional Court months after his own ministry warned it will enforce it

Law banning leafleting toward North Korea unconstitutional: Unification minister
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer November 10, 2022
Outside information can change North Korea. But it won’t start a revolution.
Columns

Outside information can change North Korea. But it won’t start a revolution.

Heightened surveillance and border controls mean it's time to alter our approach to info warfare — and our expectations

Outside information can change North Korea. But it won’t start a revolution.
Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov November 8, 2022
North Korea in October 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
Month in Review

North Korea in October 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from October 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022

North Korea in October 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro November 3, 2022
Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans have different regional accents?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans have different regional accents?

Authorities insist everyone speak standardized language, but people actually use a range of slang, profanity and accents

Ask a North Korean: Do North Koreans have different regional accents?
Joshua KimJoshua Kim October 26, 2022
Seoul to review support for North Korean defectors after woman’s lonely death
News

Seoul to review support for North Korean defectors after woman’s lonely death

Discovery of remains months after she died a reminder many defectors experience severe isolation in South, experts say

Seoul to review support for North Korean defectors after woman’s lonely death
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Shreyas Reddy October 25, 2022
Defectors sending more money to family in North Korea facing hardships: Survey
News

Defectors sending more money to family in North Korea facing hardships: Survey

Expert says higher brokerage fees likely account for increase, while poll also finds defectors financially better off

Defectors sending more money to family in North Korea facing hardships: Survey
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer October 24, 2022
23 North Korean defectors reach South Korea in third quarter: Seoul
News

23 North Korean defectors reach South Korea in third quarter: Seoul

Group defection of overseas workers appears to drive slight uptick, though numbers still far below pre-pandemic levels

23 North Korean defectors reach South Korea in third quarter: Seoul
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell | Ifang Bremer October 13, 2022
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