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The deal with Japan and the risks of honesty

The deal with Japan and the risks of honesty

N. Korea’s statements on Japanese abductions, though atrocious, have a certain rationale

The deal with Japan and the risks of honesty
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov June 9, 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
Japan, North Korea reinvestigation into the abductees is a farce

Japan, North Korea reinvestigation into the abductees is a farce

Now, as in 2008, the North has too much at stake to give a full accounting for all Japanese abductees

Japan, North Korea reinvestigation into the abductees is a farce
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi June 5, 2014
Pyongyang focuses on public image & diplomacy in May
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Pyongyang focuses on public image & diplomacy in May

N. Korean makes more position changes as priorities shift following building collapse

Pyongyang focuses on public image & diplomacy in May
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 5, 2014
1989 in North Korea: What We Were(n’t) Told

1989 in North Korea: What We Were(n’t) Told

"Everyone knew North Korea was becoming increasingly isolated. But, as with everything in the DPRK, when people were in public, they pretended to have no idea about what was going on."

1989 in North Korea: What We Were(n’t) Told
Monique Macias
Monique Macias June 3, 2014
The imbecile, the lecher, the harlot and the monkey

The imbecile, the lecher, the harlot and the monkey

Human rights concerns, S. Korea-Japan relations as subtexts in N. Korea's war on political correctness

The imbecile, the lecher, the harlot and the monkey
Balazs Szalontai
Balazs Szalontai June 3, 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
Railways Ministry official becomes new vice premier

Railways Ministry official becomes new vice premier

Im Chol Ung becomes a senior cabinet member; railroads important issue for Pyongyang

Railways Ministry official becomes new vice premier
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi May 29, 2014
Why won’t the U.S. negotiate with North Korea?

Why won’t the U.S. negotiate with North Korea?

Would another nuclear test make Obama's strategy more proactive?

Why won’t the U.S. negotiate with North Korea?
Tim Beal
Tim Beal May 25, 2014
North Korea in 1984: The Fatherly Leader is watching you

North Korea in 1984: The Fatherly Leader is watching you

Foreign students, even from Pyongyang’s supposed allies, had their activities severely curtailed in the 1980s

North Korea in 1984: The Fatherly Leader is watching you
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 22, 2014