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North Korea: Opponents of Apartheid

North Korea: Opponents of Apartheid

DPRK, South Africa remain friendly despite latter's push for denuclearization

North Korea: Opponents of Apartheid
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young December 16, 2013
Meet the man who saved Kim Il Sung’s life

Meet the man who saved Kim Il Sung’s life

Meet Yakov Novichenko, the only foreigner with a personality cult in North Korea

Meet the man who saved Kim Il Sung’s life
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young December 12, 2013
The perils of predicting Pyongyang purges

The perils of predicting Pyongyang purges

NIS intelligence failures often mean false reports, says observer

The perils of predicting Pyongyang purges
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham December 5, 2013
Can North Korea follow Myanmar’s path away from military rule?

Can North Korea follow Myanmar’s path away from military rule?

Kim Jong Un may regard the evolution of Burma’s Tatmadaw as a warning

Can North Korea follow Myanmar’s path away from military rule?
Tom Farrell
Tom Farrell December 2, 2013
Japanese Media Watch: November 18 – November 24

Japanese Media Watch: November 18 – November 24

Few unique stories due to extended Yeonpyeong anniversary coverage in Japanese media

Japanese Media Watch: November 18 – November 24
Ryo C. Kato November 27, 2013
The rise of North Korea’s new rich

The rise of North Korea’s new rich

From washing machines to bulging waistlines, wealthy Northerners flaunt new wealth

The rise of North Korea’s new rich
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 14, 2013
B.R. Myers: Idea that Juche guides N. Korea policy “a myth”

B.R. Myers: Idea that Juche guides N. Korea policy “a myth”

Myers argues that texts of Juche ideology are deliberately obtuse and vague

B.R. Myers: Idea that Juche guides N. Korea policy “a myth”
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham October 15, 2013
North Korea’s uncomfortable race relations

North Korea’s uncomfortable race relations

Willing to exploit racial conflict, the North does not welcome other oppressed peoples

North Korea’s uncomfortable race relations
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young October 11, 2013
The problem with a Korean peace treaty

The problem with a Korean peace treaty

North may seek agreement with U.S. to delegitimize South

The problem with a Korean peace treaty
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 9, 2013
The NK News study guide part 5: The idea called Juche

The NK News study guide part 5: The idea called Juche

Origins of misunderstood ideology can be traced from 1955 speech

The NK News study guide part 5: The idea called Juche
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza September 30, 2013
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