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From Middle-Kingdom to Middle-Classdom: North Korean Defectors in London

After China, the UK is home to one of the largest populations of North Korean defectors in the world. Tom Farrell reports from outside the North Korean embassy in London where defectors often protest Kim Jong Un's regime

Tom Farrell
Tom Farrell December 18, 2012
Even the Dogs in China Had More Food Than Us

Even the Dogs in China Had More Food Than Us

What rumors did you hear about the "outside world" that turned out to be true or false when you lived in North Korea? Are there any things you miss about your life there?

Even the Dogs in China Had More Food Than Us
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim December 17, 2012
Exclusive: Korean-American Imprisoned by North Korean Authorities is ‘Nations Tour’ Owner

Exclusive: Korean-American Imprisoned by North Korean Authorities is ‘Nations Tour’ Owner

Korean-American currently imprisoned in North Korea for allegedly being in possession of a hard drive containing 'sensitive material', is owner of the 'Nation Tours' tour agency

Exclusive: Korean-American Imprisoned by North Korean Authorities is ‘Nations Tour’ Owner
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 12, 2012
The top ten most bizarre rumours to spread about North Korea

The top ten most bizarre rumours to spread about North Korea

From unicorns, to assassination attempts. Andray Abrahamian of Choson Exchange takes us through some of the more popular rumours on the DPRK

The top ten most bizarre rumours to spread about North Korea
Andray Abrahamian
Andray Abrahamian December 6, 2012
Why Do People Keep “Re-Defecting” To North Korea?

Why Do People Keep “Re-Defecting” To North Korea?

With another family reported to have voluntarily "re-defected" to North Korea, questions are now being asked as to what is motivating people to return after investing so much in originally leaving.

Why Do People Keep “Re-Defecting” To North Korea?
Luke Herman
Luke Herman November 11, 2012
Little Man Syndrome: The Height Of North Korea’s Failure

Little Man Syndrome: The Height Of North Korea’s Failure

Book Review: A Socioeconomic History of North Korea

Little Man Syndrome: The Height Of North Korea’s Failure
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza November 7, 2012
Why did we never complain? We didn’t even know how to.

Why did we never complain? We didn’t even know how to.

Do people in North Korea criticize the leaders behind closed doors? How have things changed over the years?

Why did we never complain? We didn’t even know how to.
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim November 5, 2012
Is Kim Jong Un Really Hiring And Firing?

Is Kim Jong Un Really Hiring And Firing?

With claims that 31 senior political figures have been purged since Kim Jong Un took power, Luke Herman analyzes what may or may not have happened to the individuals that disappeared.

Is Kim Jong Un Really Hiring And Firing?
Luke Herman
Luke Herman October 22, 2012