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February 19, 2019

China’s Influence on North Korea Not Very Strong – Part I

There are diverse opinions regarding this matter, ranging from the opinion that China will merge its soil with North Korea to the notion that...
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Approaching the Ri Son Kwon noodle controversy from the perspective of national reconciliation

Editor’s Note: Thae Yong Ho was serving as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he chose to defect with his family...

KPA Corruption: A Necessary Evil?

On the Corruption Perceptions Index, Transparency International gave the DPRK a score of 8/100, which means it ranks with Afghanistan and Somalia as one of the...

Do Not Make the Same Mistake

I. When 2002 World Cup fever was about to reach its peak, 6 soldiers died, 18 were wounded and South Korean patrol boat PKM-357...

[Photos] ‘Hallyu’ vs. ‘lips and teeth’

As China’s neighbor, North Korea is both familiar and strange, a country full of enigma. Chinese people know North Korea because of the Korean...

Systemic reforms should take priority over resource development in North Korea

There have been recent claims that the advantageous geopolitical location and abundant natural resources of North Korea offer favorable conditions for economic development. However, the...

“Placation” or “Annihilation” Candidates Vie over How to Approach North Korea

As November elections approach officials on both sides of the DMZ are taking a closer look at the implications that the election of either...

The North Korean Gulags Still Carry Out Public Executions

Defector Kim Soo Cheol, kept his face covered while testifying to the shocking atrocities of the North Korean gulags. He had been imprisoned in...

“North Korean Human Rights Record Depository Should Be Established”

It has been 10 days since an innocent citizen was shot by a North Korean soldier on a tour to Mt. Geumgang. The...

Time to Take a Step Back on North Korea

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