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The misfortunes of North Korean virtue

The misfortunes of North Korean virtue

How Northern popular culture inculcates selflessness, humility and other traits that serve defectors poorly

The misfortunes of North Korean virtue
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko June 24, 2014
Stuck in the middle: How defectors in Thailand get by

Stuck in the middle: How defectors in Thailand get by

Refugees in Southeast Asian nation remain safe from being sent back, but struggle with transition, little money

Stuck in the middle: How defectors in Thailand get by
Rohan Radheya
Rohan Radheya June 12, 2014
Fortune-tellers, spirits and ghosts: North Korea’s unofficial faith

Fortune-tellers, spirits and ghosts: North Korea’s unofficial faith

While authorities do not tolerate official religion, Shamanism and fortune-telling popular in North Korea

Fortune-tellers, spirits and ghosts: North Korea’s unofficial faith
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang June 12, 2014
Are North Koreans ‘free’ after they defect?

Are North Koreans ‘free’ after they defect?

Scholar’s study raises questions about resettlement, ‘buying’ defectors’ freedoms

Are North Koreans ‘free’ after they defect?
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza June 9, 2014
The migration mission: How Christians shape the defection process

The migration mission: How Christians shape the defection process

Scholar describes how faith-based Korean groups have made defection a ‘religious exodus’ and nationalist goal

The migration mission: How Christians shape the defection process
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza June 6, 2014
Studying North Korea’s concept of ‘rights’

Studying North Korea’s concept of ‘rights’

Expert explains how the right to regime survival outweighs any individual right in the DPRK

Studying North Korea’s concept of ‘rights’
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza May 29, 2014
Bribery and broken dreams: What it’s like to learn to drive in North Korea

Bribery and broken dreams: What it’s like to learn to drive in North Korea

Getting a driver’s license to begin with in North Korea takes a lot of time; there are only two driving academies nationwide

Bribery and broken dreams: What it’s like to learn to drive in North Korea
Mina Yoon
Mina Yoon May 27, 2014
What has been the biggest surprise since you left North Korea? Defector survey

What has been the biggest surprise since you left North Korea? Defector survey

Execution of Jang Song Thaek, growth of cell phone network, and emergence of middle class, among factors

What has been the biggest surprise since you left North Korea? Defector survey
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll May 5, 2014
Is tourism in North Korea a good or bad idea? Eleven defectors share their thoughts

Is tourism in North Korea a good or bad idea? Eleven defectors share their thoughts

Defectors have mixed views about advantages, disadvantages to tourism in North Korea

Is tourism in North Korea a good or bad idea? Eleven defectors share their thoughts
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 30, 2014
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