Next door, Yeon Hee’s entire family starved to death
Their names buried in the rice bin.
Scared they would go hungry again, having starved to death..
“No more, no less, may Hangawi [another name for Chuseok] be just
as it should be.”
Since Chuseok is the season when the five grains ripen and
everything is plentiful,..
Sanctions are a very controversial element in the international community approach to the “North Korea problem.”
On the one hand, sanctions may be one of the most effective..
Kim Il Sung’s ageless promise of “white rice and meat soup” for every
household serves only to symbolize the extent and history of food insecurity in
North Korea. It..
The South Korean authorities rescued yet
another North Korean fisherman on the 16th. The lone male’s ship, which had
experienced mechanical difficulties and was drifting in..
The number of North Korean defectors in South Korea passed the
26,000 mark at the end of March. Assisting such a large emigre community to settle
in South Korea is tanta..
Compared with the late Kim
Jong Il era, the current North Korean regime is not in an antagonistic relationship with the country's market economy. Kim Jong Eun and his clo..
Professor Christoph Bluth | Image: Daily NK
Inter-Korean relations today betray a very evident lack of “Trustpolitik.”
The headline North K..
Since President Park Geun Hye made her “Dresden
Declaration” in late March, the Kim Jong Eun regime has poured nothing but criticism down
upon her. With Pyongyang making s..
One consequence of China’s rise is a looming power battle with the United States in East Asia, in the midst of which
North Korea remains a nuclear threat. Having abrogated t..