February 21, 2024

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

Ask a North Korean: My thoughts on Jang Song Theak’s execution

Ask a North Korean: My thoughts on Jang Song Theak’s execution

This incident tells us that Kim Jong Un’s administration faces its worst crisis ever

Ask a North Korean: My thoughts on Jang Song Theak’s execution
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang December 13, 2013
Breaking in Baengnyeong: The world’s ‘most dangerous’ border

Breaking in Baengnyeong: The world’s ‘most dangerous’ border

Island nearest to North Korean shores has "frontline" reputation

Breaking in Baengnyeong: The world’s ‘most dangerous’ border
Tom Farrell
Tom Farrell December 11, 2013
ANALYSIS: Jang Song Thaek’s very public purge

ANALYSIS: Jang Song Thaek’s very public purge

Dr. Andrei Lankov discusses the very public political purge of the once powerful Jang Song Thaek

ANALYSIS: Jang Song Thaek’s very public purge
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov December 9, 2013
Intent re-defector regrets coming to South Korea

Intent re-defector regrets coming to South Korea

Lacking funds for treatment, severe illness may kill him within three years

Intent re-defector regrets coming to South Korea
Hyowon Shin
Hyowon Shin December 6, 2013
Would-be re-defector still trapped in South Korea

Would-be re-defector still trapped in South Korea

Treatment of North Korean refugees sacrificed for sake of conciliation with Pyongyang

Would-be re-defector still trapped in South Korea
Hyowon Shin
Hyowon Shin December 5, 2013
ANALYSIS: The impact of Jang Song Thaek’s ouster

ANALYSIS: The impact of Jang Song Thaek’s ouster

So far no sign of a purge of Jang’s network or loss of other positions

ANALYSIS: The impact of Jang Song Thaek’s ouster
Nicolas Levi
Nicolas Levi December 5, 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
Understanding why North Korea arrested Merill Newman

Understanding why North Korea arrested Merill Newman

Holding of elderly military veteran may be due to specific actions during Korean War

Understanding why North Korea arrested Merill Newman
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov December 3, 2013
Japanese Media Watch: November 24 – November 30

Japanese Media Watch: November 24 – November 30

Spies, cyber security, abductees and railways

Japanese Media Watch: November 24 – November 30
Ryo C. Kato December 3, 2013
How do you get a job in North Korea?

How do you get a job in North Korea?

No choice, no way out, and now no guarantee of compensation

How do you get a job in North Korea?
Mina Yoon
Mina Yoon November 29, 2013