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It’s Official: Kim Jong-un Is Married

After weeks of speculation and a number of surprising public appearances, there is no longer any doubt over the mystery woman’s identity and her relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. KCNA, the official — and only — state news … Continue reading

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What Does General Ri Yong-ho’s Dismissal Tell Us?

With genuine news as tightly controlled as ever within North Korea, the world is left to guess at the true state of affairs in Pyongyang through a few calculated moves by the DPRK regime. First a mystery woman appeared beside … 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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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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