May 23, 2024

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How North Korea exploited the tragic Sewol ferry sinking for anti-ROK propaganda

How North Korea exploited the tragic Sewol ferry sinking for anti-ROK propaganda

State media has run thousands of articles on disaster to portray South Korea as dangerous place with incompetent leaders

How North Korea exploited the tragic Sewol ferry sinking for anti-ROK propaganda
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal April 16, 2024
The communist front that North Korea targeted in its unification policy overhaul
COLUMN

The communist front that North Korea targeted in its unification policy overhaul

Fatherland United Democratic Front started as scheme to legitimize communist rule before shifting focus to South Korea

The communist front that North Korea targeted in its unification policy overhaul
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov April 16, 2024
How extremist North Korean refugees inflicted terror during a massacre in South

How extremist North Korean refugees inflicted terror during a massacre in South

A group of young landowners who fled Soviet rule helped to brutally suppress alleged communists on Jeju Island

How extremist North Korean refugees inflicted terror during a massacre in South
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park | Lina Park April 15, 2024
Book review: Photos that aim to show real North Korea behind nuclear posturing

Book review: Photos that aim to show real North Korea behind nuclear posturing

‘Picturing the DPRK’ offers a sympathetic look at DPRK life but sometimes omits context needed to understand country

Book review: Photos that aim to show real North Korea behind nuclear posturing
David Tizzard
David Tizzard April 15, 2024
The true story behind North Korea’s bizarre basketball rules

The true story behind North Korea’s bizarre basketball rules

The DPRK briefly experimented with 8-point shots, dunk penalties and more, and there was a kind of method to the madness

The true story behind North Korea’s bizarre basketball rules
Yong Ja Hong
Yong Ja Hong April 10, 2024
The revolutionary axis linking North Korea, Iran and Hamas

The revolutionary axis linking North Korea, Iran and Hamas

DPRK weapons and unique expertise are a welcome asset for Iran and its proxies in a global assault on US leadership

The revolutionary axis linking North Korea, Iran and Hamas
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young April 9, 2024
Why North Korea’s news agency deleted hundreds of articles from website

Why North Korea’s news agency deleted hundreds of articles from website

Purge of KCNA content appears aimed at expunging references to unification, South Korea and more

Why North Korea’s news agency deleted hundreds of articles from website
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser April 5, 2024
Bodhisattva of unification: How one monk tried to bridge Koreas through Buddhism

Bodhisattva of unification: How one monk tried to bridge Koreas through Buddhism

Venerable Popta traveled to North Korea hundreds of times to work with local monks, rejecting claims they are DPRK spies

Bodhisattva of unification: How one monk tried to bridge Koreas through Buddhism
Roman Husarski
Roman Husarski April 1, 2024
North Korea’s forgotten gulags expose a dark history of human rights abuse
NK PRO

North Korea’s forgotten gulags expose a dark history of human rights abuse

Satellite imagery shines a light on the former political prison camps that the Kim regime denies ever existed

North Korea’s forgotten gulags expose a dark history of human rights abuse
Jacob Bogle
Jacob Bogle March 29, 2024
Book review: A realist appraisal of North Korea’s ‘nuclear obsession’

Book review: A realist appraisal of North Korea’s ‘nuclear obsession’

In ‘North Korea in 100 Questions,’ two French experts push past stereotypes to shine light on all things DPRK

Book review: A realist appraisal of North Korea’s ‘nuclear obsession’
Stephen Mercado
Stephen Mercado March 21, 2024
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