[Feature] Where in the world is South Korea?

There are North Korean refugees who first hear the term ‘South Korea’ only after arriving in South Korea, especially among those who come from the provinces. Kim Yoon-suk, who left North Korea at the end of 2012, testifies, “I always called South Korea ‘the neighborhood below’ or South Chosun. Back home, I didn’t even know […]

Military communication lines cut between North and South Korea

On 27th March, North Korea announced that military communication lines between North and South Korea would be cut. North Korea’s state news agency KCNA said, “Due to the insensitive maneuvering of the enemy, the military lines set up for communication between North and South Korea have already lost their significance. According to orders, the North […]

[Analysis] The Propaganda Officers’ Latest Coup: South Koreans Mourn the Death of Kim Jong-il

An ex-North Korean Propaganda Officer comments on the reactions of South Koreans at the death of Kim Jong-il. Soon after Kim Jong-il’s death, university students in South Korea initiated a nationwide campaign to set up campus shrines in memory of the deceased North Korean leader. For me, this brings back memories from my time as […]