February 24, 2024

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How a dispute over POWs has distorted memories of the Korean War
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How a dispute over POWs has distorted memories of the Korean War

US, China and Koreas have conspired to forget conflict, after it morphed from fight over land into one over prisoners

How a dispute over POWs has distorted memories of the Korean War
David Cheng Chang
David Cheng Chang June 15, 2023
Book review: ‘The Sister’ tells the tale of North Korean ‘despotess’ Kim Yo Jong

Book review: ‘The Sister’ tells the tale of North Korean ‘despotess’ Kim Yo Jong

Sung-yoon Lee combines history and speculation to paint DPRK leader’s sister as ‘devil woman,’ with mixed results

Book review: ‘The Sister’ tells the tale of North Korean ‘despotess’ Kim Yo Jong
David Tizzard
David Tizzard June 13, 2023
Shunning isolation: North Korea’s forgotten attempt to build trade ties with UK
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Shunning isolation: North Korea’s forgotten attempt to build trade ties with UK

Pyongyang has pursued economic exchanges with West in past, showing its status as ‘hermit kingdom’ is not inevitable

Shunning isolation: North Korea’s forgotten attempt to build trade ties with UK
A Georgia town lays a Korean War veteran to rest, over 70 years after his death

A Georgia town lays a Korean War veteran to rest, over 70 years after his death

Luther Story received Medal of Honor for fighting against North Korea, but US only recently identified his remains

A Georgia town lays a Korean War veteran to rest, over 70 years after his death
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia June 5, 2023
Evacuation warnings in Seoul, North Korean children’s books and more – Ep. 291
Podcast

Evacuation warnings in Seoul, North Korean children’s books and more – Ep. 291

ROK issues ‘wartime alerts’ over satellite launch, and Dafna Zur discusses how DPRK translated Anne Frank’s diary

Evacuation warnings in Seoul, North Korean children’s books and more – Ep. 291
NK News
NK News May 31, 2023
How a US ambassador navigated North Korean tumult – Ep. 290
Podcast

How a US ambassador navigated North Korean tumult – Ep. 290

Kathleen Stephens discusses the DPRK’s 2010 attacks on South Korea, the breakdown of six-party talks and more

How a US ambassador navigated North Korean tumult – Ep. 290
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News May 23, 2023
Why Kim Jong Un is paying unprecedented tribute to a late military official

Why Kim Jong Un is paying unprecedented tribute to a late military official

North Korea has honored Hyon Chol Hae in ways usually reserved for Kim family, with leader even kneeling at his grave

Why Kim Jong Un is paying unprecedented tribute to a late military official
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy May 22, 2023
Defector-lawmaker Tae Yong-ho resigns from key party post over mounting scandals

Defector-lawmaker Tae Yong-ho resigns from key party post over mounting scandals

Former North Korean diplomat faces accusations of accepting illegal donations and distorting history of 1940s massacre

Defector-lawmaker Tae Yong-ho resigns from key party post over mounting scandals
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 10, 2023
Ally to enemy: A Venezuelan poet’s brutal 7-year ordeal in North Korean prison

Ally to enemy: A Venezuelan poet’s brutal 7-year ordeal in North Korean prison

Even leftist bona fides did not save Ali Lameda when he angered regime, in case demonstrating its cruelty and paranoia

Ally to enemy: A Venezuelan poet’s brutal 7-year ordeal in North Korean prison
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia May 2, 2023
How North Korean propaganda remembers the genocide of Native Americans

How North Korean propaganda remembers the genocide of Native Americans

Kim regime holds up America’s sins to paint US as incorrigible colonizer and deflect from its own human rights abuses

How North Korean propaganda remembers the genocide of Native Americans
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young May 1, 2023
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