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NK Vision Magazine

Below is a complete list of translations of articles from NKnet’s monthly magazine, NK Vision, which focuses on unification, diplomacy, and security on the Korean Peninsula. Every month the print version carries round-table discussions and expert analysis, book reviews, and interviews with scholars, government officials, North Korean refugees, and activists. As resources are limited, we tend to focus our translation efforts on interviews and human interest stories.

Columns and Features:
* Campus Talk
* Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I was a Follower of Juche
* Interviews
* Korean Dream
* Pyongyang 25 Hours (장성무의 평양 25時)
* People Working for Unification (통일을 여는 사람들)

NK Vision’s Korean website is at http://www.nkvision.com.

Kim Young Il, executive director of PSCORE (NK Vision, January 2013)
22
May
2013

PSCORE’s Kim Young Il: One-on-One Classes Improve Refugees’ English Skills and Confidence

Read in Korean Beginning in October 2006, PSCORE (People for Successful Corean Unification, 성공적인 통일을 만들어가는 사람들, 성통만사) has run a customized one-on-one educational support program for North Korean refugees now residing in South Korea. Many of them had their … Continue reading


Ha Tae Kyoung, member of Korea's National Assembly
15
May
2013

Ha Tae Kyoung Interview on the Growing Cyber-Terrorism Threat from North Korea and the South’s Response

Below is a summarized version of an interview with National Assembly member Ha Tae Kyoung that appeared on pages 26-29 of NK Vision’s May 2013 issue. Arrangement by Robert Lauler. Read in Korean A major cyber-attack on March 20 of … Continue reading


Lee Kwang Baek, president of Radio Free Chosun
03
May
2013

“Overthrow the U.S. Imperialists and Liberate our Colonized Nation!” [Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I Was a Follower of Juche – #3]

Read in Korean Below is the third installment of our NK Vision column, “Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I was a Follower of Juche” (종북주의 해부하기 – 나는 주사파였다) by Lee Kwang Baek, the head of Radio Free Chosun. As … Continue reading


Kim Hee Sang, Chairman of the Korea Institute for National Security Affairs
03
May
2013

Kim Hee Sang: U.S. and South Korean Dialogue Proposals Undermine “Strategic Patience” Policy

Below is a summarized version of an interview with Kim Hee Sang, Chairman of the Korea Institute for National Security Affairs, that appeared on pages 41-43 of NK Vision’s May 2013 issue. Arrangement by Robert Lauler. Read in Korean Recently, … Continue reading


A North Korean Refugee speaks at a "Save My Friend" rally against the forced repatriation of North Korean refugees in China. February 24, 2012 in Seoul across the street from the Chinese embassy.
13
Mar
2013

Repatriated Female North Korean Refugees Suffer From Torture and Sexual Violence

Below is a translation of an article that appeared in NK Vision magazine’s April 2012 issue, which featured a series of articles on the grassroots movement that quickly came to be known as “Save My Friend.” Translation courtesy of NKnet … Continue reading


Tim Peters, head of Helping Hands Korea
27
Feb
2013

An Interview with Christian Activist Tim Peters, Founder of Helping Hands Korea

The following interview with Christian activist Tim Peters, founder of Helping Hands Korea and long-term advocate for North Korean Human Rights, was conducted last month for an article that appeared in the February 2013 issue of NK Vision. Thank you … Continue reading


Lee Kwang Baek, president of Radio Free Chosun
18
Feb
2013

Renouncing Capitalism for a Class-Based Worldview [Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I Was a Follower of Juche – #2]

Perhaps the best way to understand why a significant minority of South Koreans historically and even today support or are sympathetic to the North Korean regime is to hear first-hand the stories of former pro-Juche (주사파) college student activists. Below … Continue reading


December 20, 2012 - President-elect Park Geun Hye speaks at Saenuri Party headquarters in Yeoido, Seoul, at the ceremony to disband her Central Election Task Force. (Yonhap photo)
13
Feb
2013

Conditions for Improving Inter-Korean Relations in 2013: North Korea Must Change Stance toward Denuclearization and Cheonan Sinking

Read in Korean With less than a month to go before President-elect Park Geun Hye is sworn in as South Korea’s first female president, there is still considerable speculation surrounding the prospects for the incoming Park administration’s North Korea policy. … Continue reading


Choi Young Hee, professional matchmaker, in her office
04
Feb
2013

Choi Young Hee, Professional Matchmaker: Marriage the Shortcut to Successful Settlement in the South

The following article appeared on pages 58-61 in the April 2011 issue of NK Vision. Translation courtesy of NKnet volunteer Nova Mercier. Read in Korean “The shortcut to successful settlement in the South is marriage.” This is the belief of … Continue reading


Gwangju Massacre scene (a still from a video at the recently opened National Museum of Korean Contemporary History)
28
Jan
2013

Learning about Gwangju at Freshmen Orientation [Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I Was a Follower of Juche – #1]

Most are surprised when they first learn that South Korea generally has not taken the lead in talking about the human rights abuses in the North. There are many reasons for this, but perhaps the best way to understand it … Continue reading


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