December 5, 2013

North Korea's Bloody Party Purge

Gordon Chang, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

The demotion of the North Korean leader’s second in command is a sign of deep turmoil in Pyongyang’s snake pit.

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December 2, 2013
A (Surreal) Day in North Korea
Linda Jaivin, The Monthly
Our bus, the only vehicle on the road, mounts the truss bridge. Crisscrossing girders slice the pale morning light into shafts and planes that create layers of wispy veils. At the vanishing point, just under a kilometre away,... more ››
December 5, 2013
Why North Korea Needs Nukes
Robert Kaplan & Rodger Baker, Stratfor
North Korea's regime is often casually dismissed as "crazy." Indeed, the existence of a hermetically sealed state -- a combination of communism and national fascism -- so closed-off to the outside world that the Internet does not... more ››
December 2, 2013
How Do You Get a Job in North Korea?
Mina Yoon, NK News
To talk about jobs in North Korea, I should first highlight that North Korean society has fundamentally changed with the collapse of the ration system. How people think about their jobs and incomes also has changed, as this... more ››
November 26, 2013
The World's 10 Saddest Holidays
Alice Robb, The New Republic
The holidays can be a let-down, and spending time with family members—or feeling lonely without them—can even trigger psychological distress. (This is something advertisers are increasingly tapping into this year, with... more ››
November 25, 2013
Is North Korea the Last Nuclear Rogue?
Korea Times
North Korea is, of course, far different from Iran as a potential proliferator of nuclear weapons in more than a few ways. For example, Iran has not yet finished making an atomic bomb yet, but the North has reportedly developed... more ››