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N.Korean boy gets asylum in Sweden following protests

N.Korean boy gets asylum in Sweden following protests

Civil society makes the difference after migratory board botches initial evaluation

N.Korean boy gets asylum in Sweden following protests
Jojje Olsson
Jojje Olsson October 8, 2015
How N. Korean defectors define ‘freedom’

How N. Korean defectors define ‘freedom’

TNKR-hosted speech contest reveals continued challenges for escapees

How N. Korean defectors define ‘freedom’
Peter Moody
Peter Moody September 18, 2015
Opening up about North Korean defection

Opening up about North Korean defection

Hand-picked to tell her defection story, Eunsun Kim weighs what details are too painful to share

Opening up about North Korean defection
David Tian
David Tian September 11, 2015
Trying not to starve in the N. Korean army

Trying not to starve in the N. Korean army

For soldier serving north of the DMZ, the primary enemy is malnourishment

Trying not to starve in the N. Korean army
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung September 9, 2015
Why some N. Korean defectors’ stories fall apart

Why some N. Korean defectors’ stories fall apart

From cash incentives to NIS backing, it doesn’t always pay to tell the truth

Why some N. Korean defectors’ stories fall apart
Ji-young Song
Ji-young Song September 4, 2015
Pastor: Young N. Korean defectors can bridge the gap

Pastor: Young N. Korean defectors can bridge the gap

Many refugees become Christians, despite seeing similarities in religion, North Korean ideology

Pastor: Young N. Korean defectors can bridge the gap
David Tian
David Tian September 3, 2015
North Korean nostalgia in a unified Korea

North Korean nostalgia in a unified Korea

Why the collapse of the Kim regime will not mean a collapse of the Kims’ image

North Korean nostalgia in a unified Korea
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young September 3, 2015
Critique, but don’t dismiss, N. Korean refugee testimony

Critique, but don’t dismiss, N. Korean refugee testimony

Past treatment of Soviet, Cambodian atrocity survivors highlights dangers of disregarding defector's stories

Critique, but don’t dismiss, N. Korean refugee testimony
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 14, 2015
Elite defections may strengthen N. Korean regime, not weaken it

Elite defections may strengthen N. Korean regime, not weaken it

Wishful thinking about bleak future of Kim regime does not help inter-Korean relations, former presidential adviser says

Elite defections may strengthen N. Korean regime, not weaken it
JH Ahn
JH Ahn July 30, 2015
When ‘peace’ with North Korea hurts people

When ‘peace’ with North Korea hurts people

'What is the root issue that prevents peace? It’s Kim Jong Un,' says defector

When ‘peace’ with North Korea hurts people
Craig Urquhart
Craig Urquhart July 29, 2015
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