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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