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Armstrong: North Korea not isolationist, follows self-determination principle

Armstrong: North Korea not isolationist, follows self-determination principle

Scholar compares North to 1980s-era Eastern Europe, says government has become an obstacle to people’s livelihoods

Armstrong: North Korea not isolationist, follows self-determination principle
Phebe Kim
Phebe Kim July 13, 2014
Pictures at an exhibition: We need more cultural exchange with the DPRK

Pictures at an exhibition: We need more cultural exchange with the DPRK

Seeing how people really live is more helpful than vocal condemnations over human rights

Pictures at an exhibition: We need more cultural exchange with the DPRK
James Hoare
James Hoare July 11, 2014
Babson: North Korean leadership encouraging foreign investment

Babson: North Korean leadership encouraging foreign investment

Even after Jang purge, polices indicate Pyongyang leadership's pursuit of economic growth

Babson: North Korean leadership encouraging foreign investment
Phebe Kim
Phebe Kim July 9, 2014
N. Korea continues consolidation of power in June
NK PRO

N. Korea continues consolidation of power in June

Pyongyang shuffles more leadership & military positions, streamlines more agencies

N. Korea continues consolidation of power in June
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi July 9, 2014
Who is So Tae Ha, head of the Japanese abductions investigation?

Who is So Tae Ha, head of the Japanese abductions investigation?

Vice minister’s actual role remains unclear, but may be close confidant to Kim Jong Un

Who is So Tae Ha, head of the Japanese abductions investigation?
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi July 8, 2014
Reflections on missed opportunities of Kim Il Sung’s death

Reflections on missed opportunities of Kim Il Sung’s death

Dr. Mark Barry, who met Kim Il Sung weeks before his death, reflects on missed opportunities following his death

Reflections on missed opportunities of Kim Il Sung’s death
Mark Barry
Mark Barry July 7, 2014
When two triangles fall apart: The new Korean geopolitics
COLUMN

When two triangles fall apart: The new Korean geopolitics

Japan talking to the North? China cozy with the South? What’s going on?

When two triangles fall apart: The new Korean geopolitics
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter July 2, 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
China-SK FTA would be a symbolic sting for N. Korea

China-SK FTA would be a symbolic sting for N. Korea

Trade negotiations indicate Seoul's growing clout as Pyongyang's influence diminishes

China-SK FTA would be a symbolic sting for N. Korea
Rob York
Rob York June 27, 2014
How North Korea has been arming Palestinian militants for decades

How North Korea has been arming Palestinian militants for decades

Pyongyang's sole focus on survival virtually ensures North Korean weapons will continue to be found in the hands of those bent on Israel’s destruction

How North Korea has been arming Palestinian militants for decades
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young June 25, 2014