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History

Information related to North Korean history

South Korea’s Dead Governors Society

South Korea’s Dead Governors Society

Seoul's ‘government’ of North Korean provinces has never and will never rule there

South Korea’s Dead Governors Society
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy September 1, 2015
Over the border: What Dandong means to N. Korea

Over the border: What Dandong means to N. Korea

‘Unremarkable’ Chinese city holds historical and present-day significance for its neighbors

Over the border: What Dandong means to N. Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 31, 2015
Kim Jong Il ‘birthplace’ undamaged, despite claim ‘raging fire’ burned it down

Kim Jong Il ‘birthplace’ undamaged, despite claim ‘raging fire’ burned it down

Visitors say no sign of fire at or around 'Paektu Secret Camp'

Kim Jong Il ‘birthplace’ undamaged, despite claim ‘raging fire’ burned it down
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll August 27, 2015
The specter of terrorism in North Korean, Iranian propaganda

The specter of terrorism in North Korean, Iranian propaganda

U.S. counter-terrorism is too much for Pyongyang’s regime, too little for Tehran’s

The specter of terrorism in North Korean, Iranian propaganda
Balazs Szalontai
Balazs Szalontai August 25, 2015
Not forgotten: Son of an abductee in N. Korea fights on

Not forgotten: Son of an abductee in N. Korea fights on

S. Korean has sacrificed family, career and health to free his father, victim of a 1969 plane hijacking

Not forgotten: Son of an abductee in N. Korea fights on
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi August 13, 2015
The Kaesong calculus: Is the inter-Korean project worthwhile?

The Kaesong calculus: Is the inter-Korean project worthwhile?

North and South both play brinksmanship, but seem to understand KIZ’s importance

The Kaesong calculus: Is the inter-Korean project worthwhile?
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 3, 2015
The sociology of the Korean People’s Army

The sociology of the Korean People’s Army

North Korea’s military enjoys massive role in society, even more than its 10-year conscription time suggests

The sociology of the Korean People’s Army
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy August 3, 2015
The other history controversy: China and the Korean War

The other history controversy: China and the Korean War

Beijing continues to deny what really happened in Korea in 1950-53 – and its role in the conflict

The other history controversy: China and the Korean War
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin July 8, 2015
Few boundaries: A history of the North Korea-China border

Few boundaries: A history of the North Korea-China border

Border security may be at its tightest now, but still far from the prime of other communist nations

Few boundaries: A history of the North Korea-China border
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov July 7, 2015
A North Korean lesson in photoediting

A North Korean lesson in photoediting

Removing people, images, from photos helps dictators solve inconvenient narratives

A North Korean lesson in photoediting
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy July 6, 2015
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