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Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Satellite imagery shows housing built after N. Korean floods
NK PRO

Satellite imagery shows housing built after N. Korean floods

Housing consistent with that shown in DPRK media, though difficult to estimate size of project

Satellite imagery shows housing built after N. Korean floods
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne December 16, 2015
Russia largest N. Korea WFP donor in 2015 – corrected
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Russia largest N. Korea WFP donor in 2015 – corrected

Donations total $9 million, will be used to provide enriched food to most insecure

Russia largest N. Korea WFP donor in 2015 – corrected
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne December 15, 2015
North Korea: Poor from the beginning

North Korea: Poor from the beginning

Soviet records indicate N.Korean economic edge in the ‘50s could be a myth

North Korea: Poor from the beginning
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov December 13, 2015
North Korean victims of North Korean kidnappings

North Korean victims of North Korean kidnappings

Pyongyang hasn’t just taken people from Japan or S.Korea – sometimes its own citizens are nabbed

North Korean victims of North Korean kidnappings
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov December 3, 2015
Kim Jong Un may be easing reign of terror over elites

Kim Jong Un may be easing reign of terror over elites

Shift from purge by execution to punishment by reeducation possible sign of stabilizing regime

Kim Jong Un may be easing reign of terror over elites
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi November 30, 2015
Who really speaks for North Korea’s abduction victims?

Who really speaks for North Korea’s abduction victims?

Lesser-known cases demonstrate problems with building multilateral consensus

Who really speaks for North Korea’s abduction victims?
Ji-young Song
Ji-young Song November 25, 2015
Post-unification Korea: Get ready for selective amnesia

Post-unification Korea: Get ready for selective amnesia

Expect northern Koreans to take a Russian or Japanese – not a German – attitude toward the past

Post-unification Korea: Get ready for selective amnesia
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 15, 2015
N. Korean ‘abduction manual’ leaked: Tokyo Shimbun

N. Korean ‘abduction manual’ leaked: Tokyo Shimbun

Manual's South Korean-style spellings raise questions, but may be part of acclimation process

N. Korean ‘abduction manual’ leaked: Tokyo Shimbun
JH Ahn
JH Ahn November 11, 2015
Imagining N. Korea’s secret police post-unification

Imagining N. Korea’s secret police post-unification

With no practical way of dealing with security, military officials, discontent looks likely

Imagining N. Korea’s secret police post-unification
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 9, 2015
Let them eat rice: North Korea’s public distribution system

Let them eat rice: North Korea’s public distribution system

‘90s-era collapse of the Communist Bloc left a void, filled by markets and PDS nostalgia

Let them eat rice: North Korea’s public distribution system
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy October 29, 2015