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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 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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U.S. Renews Sanctions on North Korea Amid High Tensions

Unsurprisingly, The Obama administration renewed U.S. sanctions against North Korea earlier this week, as it has done each year. The U.S. has had an embargo on North Korea since the beginning of the Korean War in 1950, banning all imports … Continue reading

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KCNA Fires Back at Hillary Clinton

The Korean Central News Agency, the official media organization for the DPRK in North Korea, responded harshly today to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s critical remarks earlier this week. Calling Clinton’s statement “reckless,” the KCNA retorted with a criticism … Continue reading

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North-South Tensions Still High

In preview of our upcoming post on the Korean War, and in line with our last post on the division of the peninsula amid a tumultuous environment, it’s apparent that tensions between the neighbors are still high today. According to … Continue reading

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