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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
Studying a foreign language you may never use

Studying a foreign language you may never use

All North Korean students have to learn a second language, only the privileged classes may put them to use

Studying a foreign language you may never use
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung February 4, 2015
After the Shin Dong-hyuk affair: Separating fact, fiction

After the Shin Dong-hyuk affair: Separating fact, fiction

Human rights activists must encourage accurate, honest stories from escapees, not harmful exaggerations

After the Shin Dong-hyuk affair: Separating fact, fiction
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 3, 2015
Are there gay people in North Korea?

Are there gay people in North Korea?

And if so, what happens to them when other people find out?

Are there gay people in North Korea?
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee January 29, 2015
Report seeks celebrity support for N. Korean human rights

Report seeks celebrity support for N. Korean human rights

Author of rights paper says human rights, weapons programs intricately linked

Report seeks celebrity support for N. Korean human rights
Rob York
Rob York January 23, 2015
How do North Koreans spend days off?

How do North Koreans spend days off?

In this week's Ask a North Korean, we learn that workers get days off like anywhere else - just don't get caught listening to K-pop

How do North Koreans spend days off?
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee January 16, 2015
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