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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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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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Why Would a North Korean Defector Return?

Last month, the Guardian published an article reporting the highly publicized return of a North Korean woman who had defected to South Korea, most likely via China. Although the article emphasized the rarity of a defector returning to North Korea … 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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Hillary Clinton: Kim Jong-un Has Opportunity to Become a “Transformative Leader”

The international community continues to encourage North Korea to stop its dangerous militarization, and according to current U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, no one has more power to do so than the current twenty-something-year-old (his exact birth date is … Continue reading

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