Won Jeong Hwa, the recently released first female North Korean spy to be arrested and tried in South Korea, has been interviewed by South Korea’s "Channel..
Over four and a half years in the infamous No. 15 Yodok political prison camp during the 1990s, Lee Young Guk, the author of the 2002 book “I Was Kim Jong Il’s Bodyguard,”..
In North Korea, surveillance is ubiquitous. Civilians are monitored by authority figures at work, and by their fellow civilians at home. Kim Tae Bum, who escaped North Kor..
The “Ten Principles for the Establishment of the One-Ideology System” are regulations that govern the everyday lives of the North Korean people. They were officially announc..
Kim Kyung Hee, Chosun People's Army general, Workers’ Party secretary and younger sister of Kim Jong Il, has not appeared in public for around 80 days. Kim was last seen at a..
On the 7th, the North Korean media reported on Kim Jong Eun’s attendance at a congress to mark the 67th anniversary of the founding of the Chosun Children’s Union. There, se..
Following their third nuclear test on February 12th, the North Korean authorities embarked upon a concerted effort to drive up tensions in the Korean Peninsula region. Tour..
In North Korea, markets grew independently in the lee of the collapse of the Public Distribution System in the mid 90s, finally acquiring post-facto legitimacy via the July..
Despite the Kim regime’s efforts to pretend otherwise, everyone agrees that North Korea’s economy is not in good shape. However, private markets are doing much better than m..
December is a trying month for ordinary North Koreans, with events commemorating the death of Kim Jong Il, his accession to supreme commander of the Chosun People’s Army, the..