December 01, 2022

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When the first American soldier defected to North Korea

When the first American soldier defected to North Korea

"The people in North Korea are enjoying freedom and happiness inaccessible to the working people of the United States"

When the first American soldier defected to North Korea
Brandon K. Gauthier
Brandon K. Gauthier May 28, 2013
One man’s plea for South Korea’s lost prisoners of war

One man’s plea for South Korea’s lost prisoners of war

This South Korean solider spent almost 50 years as a POW in North Korea – and some are still there

One man’s plea for South Korea’s lost prisoners of war
Tom Farrell
Tom Farrell May 23, 2013
A Short History of Nuclear Folly: Focus North Korea

A Short History of Nuclear Folly: Focus North Korea

“Is a country like North Korea treating nuclear technology as responsibly as the superpowers during the Cold War? I would have serious doubts about that"

A Short History of Nuclear Folly: Focus North Korea
Justin Rohrlich
Justin Rohrlich May 18, 2013
Rocky road to Pyongyang: DPRK-IRA relations in the 1980s

Rocky road to Pyongyang: DPRK-IRA relations in the 1980s

"In 1986 two Group B operatives travelled to Pyongyang to train with specialised KPA units"

Rocky road to Pyongyang: DPRK-IRA relations in the 1980s
Tom Farrell
Tom Farrell May 17, 2013
Do Sang Rok – The father of North Korea’s nuclear weapon program?

Do Sang Rok – The father of North Korea’s nuclear weapon program?

Accounts suggest that Pyongyang acquired scientists for developing nuclear program decades before publicly acknowledging it

Do Sang Rok – The father of North Korea’s nuclear weapon program?
Bill Streifer
Bill Streifer May 16, 2013
Why a traffic warden was given North Korea’s highest accolade

Why a traffic warden was given North Korea’s highest accolade

Andrei Lankov looks at the context of traffic warden's "DPRK Hero" award and possible explanations

Why a traffic warden was given North Korea’s highest accolade
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 10, 2013
White Power and apocalyptic cults: Pro-DPRK Americans revealed

White Power and apocalyptic cults: Pro-DPRK Americans revealed

American homegrown terrorist groups are the chosen favorites of Pyongyang

White Power and apocalyptic cults: Pro-DPRK Americans revealed
Nate Thayer
Nate Thayer May 6, 2013
Development in North Korea: Prolonging an Authoritarian Regime?

Development in North Korea: Prolonging an Authoritarian Regime?

UN representative says politics and distrust dismantled development initiatives in the DPRK

Development in North Korea: Prolonging an Authoritarian Regime?
Matthew McGrath
Matthew McGrath April 30, 2013
North Korea Produces New Film On Capture of USS Pueblo

North Korea Produces New Film On Capture of USS Pueblo

"A 'new' film on Pueblo will be nothing more than another North Korean fantasy"

North Korea Produces New Film On Capture of USS Pueblo
Yeseul Loaiza
Yeseul Loaiza April 30, 2013
The Women of North Korea: Mothers and Market Leaders

The Women of North Korea: Mothers and Market Leaders

What circumstances led women to become the drivers of North Korea's market economy?

The Women of North Korea: Mothers and Market Leaders
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza April 24, 2013