Guest Columns

Pieces written by guest contributors.

Friday 23rd September, 2016
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"It is my contention that the exiled North Korean community deserves more credit than it has received. For all of the good work of the United Nations and the international community, we must never for...

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Thursday 13th October, 2016
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Hell, even if he wanted to he couldn't. So what's stopping him? In this column, Jang Jinsung explains the personality cult that surrounds Kim Jong Un....

Friday 23rd September, 2016
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"It is my contention that the exiled North Korean community deserves more credit than it has received. For all of the good work of the United Nations and the international community, we must never for...

Wednesday 2nd March, 2016
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The current state of human rights crisis and the devastating situation of women in North Korea are corroborated by testimonies of North Korean refugees who have gone through severe traumatic experienc...

Tuesday 23rd September, 2014
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"Unification Junction" is not as catchy as “Conjunction Junction.” But unification and conjunction do share a common theme. They both connote "together as one."...

Tuesday 16th September, 2014
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The military is privileged over the rest of society in North Korea, but does this create harmony or social antagonism?...

Wednesday 31st July, 2013
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A guest post on the old North Korean elite by Nicolas Levi...

Thursday 27th June, 2013
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A guest post from Nicolas Levi on North Korea's all-important Organization and Guidance Department  ...

Monday 4th March, 2013
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In this guest piece, Nicolas Levi offers a background to Jang Song Thaek’s family members, focusing on their ties to the North Korean economy. Whether or not these elites are interested in impro...