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Should North Korea Receive Assistance?

Even with our lack of credible North Korean intelligence, one thing remains clear: the country’s people are starving, and have been for decades. After the terrible famine in the 1990s left hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of North Koreans … Continue reading

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Floods Hit North Korea Where It Hurts

The bad news continues for citizens of North Korea. After facing one of the worst droughts in recent history this summer, the North now has its hands full with severe floods. According to an official release by KCNA, the DPRK’s official … Continue reading

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Why Does China Still Support North Korea?

Over the past five decades, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has gone from a fledgling economic power to a famine-wracked state best known for its labor camps, nuclear weapons program, and inclusion in George W. Bush’s infamous “axis … Continue reading

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The Plight of North Korean Defectors in the ROK

For many North Korean defectors, life away from the DPRK is still filled with obstacles. While many North Korean citizens continue to flee the country in search of better opportunities, large numbers of defectors living in the South report battles … Continue reading

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Russia’s New-Found Generosity

Although North Korea finds itself at odds with much of the international community, it appears that cooperation between Moscow and Pyongyang is on the rise. Last week the Russian government agreed to forgive nearly all (90 percent) of North Korea’s … Continue reading

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“Worst Dry Spell in a Century” Hits Korean Peninsula

Things are not getting any easier for the people of North Korea. According to an Associated Press article yesterday, the Korean peninsula is facing the worst drought “since record-keeping began nearly 105 years ago.” The news comes as North Korea … Continue reading

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The Frustrating Life of a North Korean Ally

Although tensions between North Korea and its enemies (the U.S., Japan, and South Korea) have been on the rise lately, apparently life as an ally of the DPRK isn’t so smooth either. According to a New York Times article published … Continue reading

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