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History

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North Korea in 1984: The Fatherly Leader is watching you

North Korea in 1984: The Fatherly Leader is watching you

Foreign students, even from Pyongyang’s supposed allies, had their activities severely curtailed in the 1980s

North Korea in 1984: The Fatherly Leader is watching you
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 22, 2014
Fun times: How to enjoy a stay in North Korea

Fun times: How to enjoy a stay in North Korea

A few clubs, hotels, travel opportunities cater to expats facing crippling boredom

Fun times: How to enjoy a stay in North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 20, 2014
A minority in a minority: College students in 1980s North Korea

A minority in a minority: College students in 1980s North Korea

Most university students came to Pyongyang for the Korean language, but got limited interaction

A minority in a minority: College students in 1980s North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 15, 2014
Enjoying a very unusual life indeed: North Korea in 1984

Enjoying a very unusual life indeed: North Korea in 1984

Lankov says life for a foreign visitor in 1980s Pyongyang had its own pleasures, amusements

Enjoying a very unusual life indeed: North Korea in 1984
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 13, 2014
Why Seoul, Tokyo don’t cooperate on North Korea

Why Seoul, Tokyo don’t cooperate on North Korea

Efforts at united front against Pyongyang, China hindered by domestic political concerns

Why Seoul, Tokyo don’t cooperate on North Korea
Joseph Sugarman
Joseph Sugarman | Rob York April 30, 2014
North Korea emphasizes air force around Day of the Sun
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North Korea emphasizes air force around Day of the Sun

Regime seeks to remind people of air force’s relevance, build institutional confidence

North Korea emphasizes air force around Day of the Sun
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi April 29, 2014
Breakdancing in North Korea: Celebrating Kim Il Sung’s Birthday

Breakdancing in North Korea: Celebrating Kim Il Sung’s Birthday

Respect shown in the DPRK for the Great Leader, father of the nation, is often genuine

Breakdancing in North Korea: Celebrating Kim Il Sung’s Birthday
Monique Macias
Monique Macias April 15, 2014
How I was introduced to capitalism – the North Korean way

How I was introduced to capitalism – the North Korean way

Three currencies in 1980s North Korea allowed foreigners to spend money in sometimes surprising ways

How I was introduced to capitalism – the North Korean way
Monique Macias
Monique Macias April 8, 2014
What’s in a name – and a logo? The problem with North Korea’s new space agency

What’s in a name – and a logo? The problem with North Korea’s new space agency

It's not accidental that NADA's name and logo are uncomfortably similar to NASA’s

What’s in a name – and a logo? The problem with North Korea’s new space agency
Andrea Berger
Andrea Berger April 4, 2014
The strange story of one Korean War POW

The strange story of one Korean War POW

Japanese-American soldier used ethnicity to free fellow prisoners-of-war

The strange story of one Korean War POW
Brandon K. Gauthier
Brandon K. Gauthier March 21, 2014
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