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September 23, 2019

The Inspiration of a Student Activist

Somewhere on Cheongye Street in Seoul, where snow has frozen into patchy ice after the cold wave that hit a few days ago, a...

Sibling Defectors Tell of Their Lives in Japan

Osaka, Japan -- "My father and mother passed away leaving my younger sister and me. The fact that we survived the March of...

An Anti-Reform Marriage of Convenience

Thanks to a short-lived but rather ‘lips and teeth’ late-1980s relationship between the anti-reform regimes of Kim Il Sung’s North Korea and East Germany...

North Korea Needs to Stop Brandishing Nuclear Weapons

“North Korea needs to understand that the way to achieve political security is not by brandishing nuclear weapons but rather by engaging with its...

Leftists Should Support North Korean Human Rights

Since the late '90s, when voices concerned with North Korean human rights surfaced within South Korean society, human rights were considered as belonging to...

Black Coal, Black Boxes and Sanctions

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Dire Circumstances Encourage Loggers to Run

More and more North Korean loggers, who started out with fond thoughts of a “Russian dream,” are defecting. Even though they were full of...

Dabu-dong Battle, the Saviour of the Fatherland

General Paik Sun Yup, a founding member of the ROK Army in 1946 and a high-ranking officer during the Korean War, is a “living...

Be Tough on Aid, Advises Sejong Head

Mere speculation about the possibility of a third inter-Korean summit is considered by many to be an established fact. Rumors suggest that talks could...

Let’s Give NKHR Movement Right to Investigate

There are currently four versions of the proposed North Korean Human Rights Act floating around in the National Assembly. All call for the establishment...

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