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September 23, 2019

North Korea’s Human Torpedoes

“We should not look down on North Korea’s human torpedo attacks.” Shortly after the Cheonan incident occurred, the possibility of a North Korean “human torpedo...

Former North Korean national athlete describes Olympic selection and training procedure

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved North Korea's participation in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, confirming 22 athletes in 5 sports: figure skating,...

‘Strong possibility of widespread cyber attacks by NK,’ says leading cyber security expert

Following North Korea’s fifth nuclear test on September 9, concern is mounting in anticipation of the North’s next provocation. Some analysts believe that a...

141 Days of Hell, What about 40 Years?

Around 6 P.M. (local time) on the 5th, a private Boeing plane arrived at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, just outside Los Angeles. Inside...

Former KCNA reporter says mass defection of high-ranking officials unlikely under OGD

- You were the political refinement revolution department reporter for the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). This must have required favorable songbun, or political...

NK Intellectual Solidarity: Preparing for the Future of North Korea

The "defector intellectuals" have decided to come together. “NK Intellectual Solidarity (NKIS)” has decided to have a formal promulgation ceremony for its founding on the...

The First Report of North Korean Child Rights and Child Trafficking

In the large crowd attending the 2006 Asia Human Rights Forum – Child Labor and Trafficking in Asia, it was not difficult to single...

Resistance to THAAD not in Beijing’s national Interest

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Interview with Kim Tae Jin – Forced Abortion in Gulags

The world has been paying special attention to the North Korean gulags especially after President Bush met Kan Chul Hwan, the author of “Aquariums...

Moving North Korea policy past abstraction and towards reality

Government transitions in Seoul and Washington are prompting both countries to re-evaluate their North Korea policy. In South Korea, the debate is focusing on...

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