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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 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
Remembering North Korea’s ‘Random Access Club’

Remembering North Korea’s ‘Random Access Club’

Canadian Erich Weingartner recounts how he helped set up an exclusive foreigner only bar in Pyongyang

Remembering North Korea’s ‘Random Access Club’
Justin Rohrlich
Justin Rohrlich April 23, 2013
The African Student Protest for Clean Water in North Korea, 1984

The African Student Protest for Clean Water in North Korea, 1984

"The whole street was full of African students walking and shouting"

The African Student Protest for Clean Water in North Korea, 1984
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young April 22, 2013
A Day That Would Change Korea’s Future: The Birth Of Kim Il Sung

A Day That Would Change Korea’s Future: The Birth Of Kim Il Sung

On the 101 anniversary of Kim Il Sung's birth, Brandon K. Gauthier looks back to a day that would go on to change the future of the peninsula

A Day That Would Change Korea’s Future: The Birth Of Kim Il Sung
Brandon K. Gauthier
Brandon K. Gauthier April 15, 2013