September 21, 2020

Defector Issues

Information related to North Korean defector issues

Verdict approaching for main actor in North Korean spy case

If acquitted of espionage, defector may still face deportation over false citizenship report

Ole Jakob Sk├ątun April 7, 2014

Human rights in the North: What about China?

Human rights activists want global community to step up the pressure on the North's long-time ally

Joseph Sugarman March 26, 2014

Grave-robbing in North Korea

How a major market for antiques made smugglers brave execution

Andrei Lankov March 18, 2014

Reining in South Korea's out-of-control National Intelligence Service

N. Korean threat makes NIS necessary, but they've exceeded their legal mandate

Aidan Foster-Carter March 18, 2014

Why North Koreans envy the Chinese so much

Envy of improved living standards, not the old alliance, drives their sentiment toward neighbors

Mina Yoon March 12, 2014

Neighborhood Watch: Inside North Korea's secret police system

Ask A North Korean: "Let me tell you this: the Ministry of State Security system is a lot harsher than you'd think"

Ji-Min Kang February 26, 2014

Lies and confessions: how some get through North Korea's self-criticism sessions

Two North Koreans explain their experiences in North Korea's infamous "self-criticism" sessions

Justin Rohrlich February 26, 2014

North-South migration, part 4: After 2011, the stream dries out again?

Mix of increased security, propaganda campaigns appear successful in sharply cutting defections

Andrei Lankov February 19, 2014

Meet the people of North Korea's most outspoken British voice

Criticism of North Korea led to invitation to visit Pyongyang

Oliver Hotham February 19, 2014

North-South Migration, part 3: People in their thousands, 1991-2010

Sudden changes in the North, China in the '90s made more defections possible

Andrei Lankov February 17, 2014
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