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The other North Korean famine

The other North Korean famine

The disaster of the mid-1990s was not the first time bad decisions left many to go hungry

The other North Korean famine
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 19, 2015
Hyon Yong Chol: An execution and a message?

Hyon Yong Chol: An execution and a message?

Kim Jong Un's appears more ruthless than his predecessors, signalling to leadership he is not to trifled with

Hyon Yong Chol: An execution and a message?
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 13, 2015
Commonality and difference: Image of two Koreas’ architecture

Commonality and difference: Image of two Koreas’ architecture

Despite different ideology for 70 years Southern, Northern architecture shows similarities originating from same tradition

Commonality and difference: Image of two Koreas’ architecture
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi May 11, 2015
The evolution of North Korea’s ‘inminban’

The evolution of North Korea’s ‘inminban’

Neighborhood surveillance among many facets of life changed by markets

The evolution of North Korea’s ‘inminban’
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov April 28, 2015
Read my lips: Don’t believe North Korea’s ‘no taxes’ talk

Read my lips: Don’t believe North Korea’s ‘no taxes’ talk

Officially banned since '74, taxes still hit North Koreans in different forms

Read my lips: Don’t believe North Korea’s ‘no taxes’ talk
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung April 24, 2015
North Koreans care less about KWP membership than ever

North Koreans care less about KWP membership than ever

Private economy creates alternative means to privileges once only accessed by party members

North Koreans care less about KWP membership than ever
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov April 21, 2015
North Korea and the revolutionary football of 1966

North Korea and the revolutionary football of 1966

Disciplined, surprising performance at UK World Cup inspired devotion, 'total football' concept

North Korea and the revolutionary football of 1966
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza April 17, 2015
Colorized Kim Il Sung photos highlight North Korea’s forgotten history

Colorized Kim Il Sung photos highlight North Korea’s forgotten history

Whether highlighting Soviet role, displaying South Korea's flag or revealing Korean War setbacks, a number of photos from early North Korea have been obscured

Colorized Kim Il Sung photos highlight North Korea’s forgotten history
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy April 15, 2015
News media keeps missing the point on North Korea

News media keeps missing the point on North Korea

Pursuit of catchy headlines, trendy stories ignores real long-term developments in the North – and elsewhere

News media keeps missing the point on North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov April 7, 2015
Korea’s Jeju Massacre: Bringing America’s role to light

Korea’s Jeju Massacre: Bringing America’s role to light

S.Korean scholars, activists visit U.S. to call for shared responsibility for massacre on Jeju Island

Korea’s Jeju Massacre: Bringing America’s role to light
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi April 7, 2015
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