I recently obtained information about nine more North Korean defectors arrested in Yanji; more bad news for South Korea-bound refugees. People hiding in..
I wanted to hear about post-Kim Jong Il conditions inside North Korea directly from the horse’s mouth, so I recently headed for the border region of China. There, I had the c..
Despite a growing chorus of criticism from both South Korea and the wider international community, the newly formed United Progressive Party (UPP) has been depressingly si..
At 11AM yesterday morning, Kim Jong Eun gathered 100,000 or more Pyongyang civilians and soldiers in Kim Il Sung Square for a massive commemoration of the life of Kim J..
‘North Korea Sees Big Jump in Mobile Phone Use’, one AFP report announced on November 16th. AFP was not alone; in a piece on November 21st, Reuters added its voice, proclaim..
Recently, a defector filed a case with prosecutors asserting that the North Korean Refugees Foundation (NKRF) illegally leaked the personal information of defectors...
Images of a young man assumed to be the 16-year old son of Kim Jong Nam have surfaced on Facebook, causing a stir in the South Korean media and considerable column inches t..
South Korean Minister of National Defense Kim Kwan Jin stated yesterday, “Inner society is not in a normal condition and anything could happen.” In advance of this statement..
It is too early to tell whether the policy changes presented by Cuban leader Raul Castro over the weekend will bring positive change to the Caribbean island, but by simply s..
A few days ago, when I met an old defector who had just emerged from Hanawon (the resettlement education center for North Korean defectors outside Seoul) and we talked abou..