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Barriers to Development - North Korea

Did the Democrats Sabotage Trump?

Here is an interesting coincidence. It is widely known that the US Democratic Party is against most things the US Republican President Donald Trump...

National Treasure, National Tragedy

Joshua Tree NP in the news during and after the 2019 government shutdown. There are reports of trees being cut, new roads being made,...

Yang Bin Resurfaces Promoting Sinuiju SEZ After 16 Years

It was not that Kim Jong Il was uninterested in economic reforms or liberalization, but that given the security nexus surrounding DPRK, he couldn't. Whereas...

Defector Makes a Living Diving the NLL

In this documentary video Old Marine Boy: Diving on the Border With North Korea by Jin Mo-Young and presented by Al Jazeera (October 17, 2018),...

Human Rights-Humanitarian Divide

Excellent piece by Eric Weingartner published by 38 North ("Reconciling the Human Factor: Understanding the North Korean Human Rights/Humanitarian Divide", 5/2013) on the divide between...

Columbus Complex & Orascom – Asia Times

Interesting discussion by Aidan Foster-Carter in  Asia Times (2/2008) on the "Columbus Complex" - the feeling that you have discovered another aspect or thing about...

South Korea didn’t have to sign the armistice

There is a prevailing belief that says South Korea should have signed the armistice agreement ending fighting in the 1950-1953 Korean War. Some say...

2010 Bill Moyers’ Howard Zinn Lecture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za-TYGOE1O0 The first Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture is delivered by veteran journalist, Bill Moyers. Citing Zinn as his inspiration, Moyers focuses on the challenges facing...

Stuck In Limbo: Why Kim Jong Il Couldn’t Reform

By Charles Park It is Juche year 101 in North Korea.  But while Juche is supposed to be a philosophy of self-reliance and independence,...

2012: The Arduous Winds of Economic Reform

An extensive 2012 year-end research piece, looking back at Kim Jong Un’s first year of power to assess the state of North Korea’s economy, the level of reforms that have taken place, and the prospects for improvements in 2013 and beyond. 

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