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Author of book on North Korea’s founding addresses Shin controversy

Author of book on North Korea’s founding addresses Shin controversy

Author emphasizes efforts to make updated version of Shin story available, plus trauma's effect on memory

Author of book on North Korea’s founding addresses Shin controversy
John Power
John Power March 18, 2015
Book on defecting fighter pilot tackles North Korea’s founding

Book on defecting fighter pilot tackles North Korea’s founding

Author of controversial story on Shin Dong-hyuk tells story of a very different kind of defector

Book on defecting fighter pilot tackles North Korea’s founding
John Power
John Power March 17, 2015
Studying abroad with your family held hostage

Studying abroad with your family held hostage

Few North Koreans can go to foreign countries at all, and those who do leave family behind as leverage

Studying abroad with your family held hostage
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung March 5, 2015
Children of North Koreans, living between borders

Children of North Koreans, living between borders

A generation of half-Korean children, denied full legal rights, come of age in China

Children of North Koreans, living between borders
Stephanie Gordon
Stephanie Gordon March 4, 2015
Is no news good news in North Korea?

Is no news good news in North Korea?

Northerners are blocked from exposure to international news, even in the black market

Is no news good news in North Korea?
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung February 26, 2015
When North Korean women become brides in China

When North Korean women become brides in China

Many women see arrangement, while potentially abusive, as relatively stable

When North Korean women become brides in China
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 25, 2015
The myth of a sealed China-N. Korea border

The myth of a sealed China-N. Korea border

Stories of widespread border fencing, and of increased tensions between neighbors, are highly exaggerated

The myth of a sealed China-N. Korea border
Rob York
Rob York February 25, 2015
Engagement with North Korea again? Perhaps

Engagement with North Korea again? Perhaps

A year after the COI report engagement – and the need for it – continues

Engagement with North Korea again? Perhaps
James Hoare
James Hoare February 23, 2015
The real reason North Korea refugees – not defectors – struggle

The real reason North Korea refugees – not defectors – struggle

Those who escape the North are from the less educated, less skilled, less politically engaged class

The real reason North Korea refugees – not defectors – struggle
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 17, 2015
The roles of women in North Korea

The roles of women in North Korea

Women bear the brunt of domestic violence, discrimination and increased workloads in changing society

The roles of women in North Korea
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee February 11, 2015
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