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Behind the decline in North Korean defections

Behind the decline in North Korean defections

Kim Jong Un’s regime has applied smarter, not stricter, policies to bring down escapees

Behind the decline in North Korean defections
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 5, 2015
N.Korean tankers take long way back to, from China
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N.Korean tankers take long way back to, from China

Long voyages, stretching capacity of North's vessels, indicates possible importance of cargo

N.Korean tankers take long way back to, from China
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne May 5, 2015
Inter-Korean trade hits record high in 2014
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Inter-Korean trade hits record high in 2014

Analysis of 15 years of data shows huge declines in DPRK trade with countries outside of China

Inter-Korean trade hits record high in 2014
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne April 28, 2015
North Korean workers in Russia up 20%
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North Korean workers in Russia up 20%

Russian, Chinese and Turkish workers make up 80% of foreign workforce

North Korean workers in Russia up 20%
Christopher Rivituso April 27, 2015
Read my lips: Don’t believe North Korea’s ‘no taxes’ talk

Read my lips: Don’t believe North Korea’s ‘no taxes’ talk

Officially banned since '74, taxes still hit North Koreans in different forms

Read my lips: Don’t believe North Korea’s ‘no taxes’ talk
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung April 24, 2015
North Korea to develop new international tourism zone

North Korea to develop new international tourism zone

New zone to be developed near Sino-NK border, Mount Paektu

North Korea to develop new international tourism zone
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald April 24, 2015
Authors strove to depict North Koreans as they really live

Authors strove to depict North Koreans as they really live

Eschewing 'regime change' predictions, authors nonetheless have much to say about change in the regime

Authors strove to depict North Koreans as they really live
Rob York
Rob York April 23, 2015
North Koreans show independence despite dictatorship: Book

North Koreans show independence despite dictatorship: Book

'North Korea Confidential' demonstrates citizens' growing options despite looming state power

North Koreans show independence despite dictatorship: Book
Rob York
Rob York April 23, 2015
American soldiers need to leave South Korea

American soldiers need to leave South Korea

Continuing U.S. presence helps Seoul avoid facing reality

American soldiers need to leave South Korea
Craig Urquhart
Craig Urquhart April 22, 2015
North Koreans care less about KWP membership than ever

North Koreans care less about KWP membership than ever

Private economy creates alternative means to privileges once only accessed by party members

North Koreans care less about KWP membership than ever
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov April 21, 2015