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Defector Issues

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Famine survivors used humor to cope – Interview

Famine survivors used humor to cope – Interview

Academic who talked with defectors finds many feel ambivalent about N. Korean government

Famine survivors used humor to cope – Interview
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza October 1, 2014
Why North Koreans are driven to drive

Why North Koreans are driven to drive

How cars became a status symbol north of the DMZ, and why this carries over after defection

Why North Koreans are driven to drive
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov September 23, 2014
Watching the defectors: speaking truth to power
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Watching the defectors: speaking truth to power

Exiles may not be typical, but their voices are authentic and vital

Watching the defectors: speaking truth to power
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter September 15, 2014
Are human rights activists launching balloons into North Korea making any difference?

Are human rights activists launching balloons into North Korea making any difference?

Could balloons carrying information and money into North Korea bring down the North Korean government?

Are human rights activists launching balloons into North Korea making any difference?
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham September 10, 2014
Meet Mr. Pak: North Korean entrepreneur

Meet Mr. Pak: North Korean entrepreneur

Foreign-currency acquisition can be good business, but risks abound

Meet Mr. Pak: North Korean entrepreneur
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 19, 2014
North Koreans in the city: clash of work ethics

North Koreans in the city: clash of work ethics

Why North Korean tardiness is not the same thing as laziness

North Koreans in the city: clash of work ethics
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko August 15, 2014
Oh: Aiding bottom-up marketization key to reform

Oh: Aiding bottom-up marketization key to reform

U.S., S. Korea must step up efforts to provide information, mobilize N. Koreans, expert says

Oh: Aiding bottom-up marketization key to reform
Phebe Kim
Phebe Kim August 14, 2014
Defection starts with reform radio

Defection starts with reform radio

Devices acquired on the black market expose Northerners to outside ideas

Defection starts with reform radio
JH Ahn
JH Ahn July 22, 2014
UN Seoul office may help should N. Korea collapse – Cohen

UN Seoul office may help should N. Korea collapse – Cohen

Human rights advocate says office can provide evidence for trials, support transition

UN Seoul office may help should N. Korea collapse – Cohen
Phebe Kim
Phebe Kim July 3, 2014
Cohen: UN COI report takes bold stance on North Korean, Chinese atrocities

Cohen: UN COI report takes bold stance on North Korean, Chinese atrocities

N. Korean human rights advocate says this year’s report sends message through Asia against forced repatriations

Cohen: UN COI report takes bold stance on North Korean, Chinese atrocities
Phebe Kim
Phebe Kim June 30, 2014
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