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North Korea’s crazy trains

North Korea’s crazy trains

The North's trains are packed, take too long and short on food - and wonderful in their own way

North Korea’s crazy trains
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee March 2, 2016
The ups and downs of working in North Korean aid

The ups and downs of working in North Korean aid

Former aid worker discusses life on the ground – and the effect of sanctions on agencies’ day to day

The ups and downs of working in North Korean aid
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham February 26, 2016
Hero? Traitor? Vicious missionary? N.Korea’s many social labels

Hero? Traitor? Vicious missionary? N.Korea’s many social labels

Reference book contains stunning new details about regime's classification system

Hero? Traitor? Vicious missionary? N.Korea’s many social labels
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy February 24, 2016
The good – but not too good – Japanese of N.Korean mass culture

The good – but not too good – Japanese of N.Korean mass culture

The late 1980s saw the movement of the ‘good foreigner,’ including from Japan, in Northern works

The good – but not too good – Japanese of N.Korean mass culture
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko February 17, 2016
In Russia, selective memorials of Kim Jong Il’s true birthplace

In Russia, selective memorials of Kim Jong Il’s true birthplace

Some memories, but little official recognition, of Kim Jong Il in his birthplace

In Russia, selective memorials of Kim Jong Il’s true birthplace
NK News
NK News February 15, 2016
N.Korea insists on ‘ritual’ displays that harm itself: Academic

N.Korea insists on ‘ritual’ displays that harm itself: Academic

Kim Jong Un more likely to die in office than see his regime collapse, historian of Korea says

N.Korea insists on ‘ritual’ displays that harm itself: Academic
Rob York
Rob York February 12, 2016
College life in North Korea: It’s like the military

College life in North Korea: It’s like the military

You're tested on Kim family works, you can't pick your major, and don't even think of being late

College life in North Korea: It’s like the military
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung February 10, 2016
How the Korean Wave affects the N.Korea-China borderlands

How the Korean Wave affects the N.Korea-China borderlands

Ethnic Koreans in Yanbian fall increasingly under sway of the South, not their Northern neighbors

How the Korean Wave affects the N.Korea-China borderlands
NK News
NK News February 9, 2016
North to South: Defector-film maker describes long road to fitting in

North to South: Defector-film maker describes long road to fitting in

Well-adjusted escapee feels reunification would be disastrous if handled without proper planning

North to South: Defector-film maker describes long road to fitting in
Jiwon Song February 5, 2016
The quest for a hangover cure: N.Koreans are just as human as us

The quest for a hangover cure: N.Koreans are just as human as us

Can Northerners stop hangovers with ginseng? Probably not, but the claim tells us a lot

The quest for a hangover cure: N.Koreans are just as human as us
David Tizzard
David Tizzard February 5, 2016