February 26, 2024

Foreign Relations

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Taking North Korea at its word

Taking North Korea at its word

Why we should take more seriously what North Korea tells its own people

Taking North Korea at its word
B.R. Myers
B.R. Myers February 13, 2016
N.Korea insists on ‘ritual’ displays that harm itself: Academic

N.Korea insists on ‘ritual’ displays that harm itself: Academic

Kim Jong Un more likely to die in office than see his regime collapse, historian of Korea says

N.Korea insists on ‘ritual’ displays that harm itself: Academic
Rob York
Rob York February 12, 2016
Experts: Can S.Korea help defectors in China?

Experts: Can S.Korea help defectors in China?

Direct action difficult, but they say defectors can be supported indirectly

Experts: Can S.Korea help defectors in China?
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi February 12, 2016
Is nuclear war coming to the Korean Peninsula?

Is nuclear war coming to the Korean Peninsula?

Certain assumptions have to be made to call Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program 'aggressive'

Is nuclear war coming to the Korean Peninsula?
Georgy Toloraya
Georgy Toloraya February 11, 2016
Don’t count out China on N.Korea sanctions

Don’t count out China on N.Korea sanctions

Beijing’s interests may not include supporting Pyongyang indefinitely

Don’t count out China on N.Korea sanctions
John Everard
John Everard February 10, 2016
When N.Korea ceased to be a ‘people’s democracy’

When N.Korea ceased to be a ‘people’s democracy’

Forget the 'Democratic People's Republic' name, designed to reflect former Soviet supremacy

When N.Korea ceased to be a ‘people’s democracy’
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 10, 2016
How the Korean Wave affects the N.Korea-China borderlands

How the Korean Wave affects the N.Korea-China borderlands

Ethnic Koreans in Yanbian fall increasingly under sway of the South, not their Northern neighbors

How the Korean Wave affects the N.Korea-China borderlands
NK News
NK News February 9, 2016
North Korea goes two years without official crude oil from China
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North Korea goes two years without official crude oil from China

Experts are sceptical China's trade figures tell the whole story, no indications of supply issues in North Korea

North Korea goes two years without official crude oil from China
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne February 7, 2016
Dandong’s other North Korean workers

Dandong’s other North Korean workers

Exploited industrial workers still have better lives than they would in the North

Dandong’s other North Korean workers
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 4, 2016
For N.Koreans in Dandong, it’s business as unusual

For N.Koreans in Dandong, it’s business as unusual

Chinese border town has gradually but noticeably grown into a hub North Korean business activity

For N.Koreans in Dandong, it’s business as unusual
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 2, 2016