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December 16, 2019
Thae Yong Ho

Thae Yong Ho: N. Korea must normalize its sports diplomacy

North Korea’s most prominent newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, has reported almost everyday that North Korea is becoming a global power in sports thanks to the...
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N. Korea is wasting time with calls for self-reliance and frugality

Subsequent to the recently failed negotiations between North Korea and the US, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has called on his nation to...
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The ebbs and flows of former N. Korean first lady Kim Song Ae

All narratives about the Kim dynasty in North Korea only focus on its four most infamous members, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jung Suk, Kim...
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S. Korea must come clean about N. Koreans’ deportation

On November 7, the government deported two North Korean defectors back to North Korea. This is the first time the South Korean government has...
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Prospects for US-North Korean talks this year remain uncertain

Kwon Jong Gun, a roving ambassador for North Korean’s Foreign Ministry, said on Wednesday that North Korea’s patience for restarting US-North Korean talks is...

N. Korea faces tough challenges in attracting foreign visitors

The Mount Kumang tourism initiative has abruptly been thrust into the spotlight once more. On Oct. 23, Rodong Sinmun reported that after visiting the...
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N. Korea must create the right conditions for foreign tourists

A day after South Korea proposed a meeting on the Mount Kumgang issue on Oct. 28, North Korea responded in the negative. North Korea...
Thae Yong Ho

Thae Yong Ho: North Korea must embrace the rule of law

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un conducted an on-the-spot visit to the Mount Kumgang tourist area on Oct. 23, according to Rodong Sinmun.  During his...
Thae Yong Ho

Thae Yong Ho: North Korea must stop false claims about Hangul

On Oct. 9, South Korea celebrated Hangul Day, which pays tribute to King Sejong the Great, the inventor of the Korean alphabet. Hangul Day...
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Drama watching North Korean university student commits suicide

In Pyongyang, a female university student was arrested at her house by Group 109 while she was watching a South Korean drama. Group 109 agents...

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