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Writings

A combined list of the various types of writings that appear on this site.

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


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Feb
2013

We Strongly Condemn the Kim Jong Un Regime’s Ambition to Develop Nuclear Weapons

Read in Korean Yesterday afternoon NKnet released the following statement after North Korea conducted its third nuclear test. -Fundamental change in the North Korean system is the answer to the nuclear issue -The Park Geun Hye administration’s nuclear deterrence 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


Mun Dong Hee, Kim Young Hwan, and Shin Bo Ra (NK Vision, September 2012)
18
Jan
2013

Interview: Kim Young Hwan Reflects on His Detention in China, His Past & Present Activism, and the Future of North Korea

Read in Korean The following is an interview with Kim Young Hwan that appeared on pages 14-19 in the September 2012 issue of NK Vision magazine. Translation courtesy of NKnet volunteer Robert Lauler. “A human rights movement first and foremost … Continue reading


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Dec
2012

Strong International Response Needed against Threat to Peace Posed by North Korea’s Missile Launch

NKnet Statement (read in Korean) After weeks of speculation, North Korean authorities have finally followed through with a missile launch. The country claims that the long-range missile holds a satellite called the “Kwangmyongsang-2,” but even China has criticized North Korea … Continue reading


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28
Nov
2012

Japanese Intern at NK Strategy Center: “Human Rights is a Universal Issue”

The following interview with Suguro Keisuke, a Japanese intern at the North Korea Strategy Center, appeared on pages 54-55 in the July 2012 issue of NK Vision magazine. The original interview was conducted in Korean and translated into English. Read … Continue reading


Kim Young Hwan
23
Jul
2012

Who Is Kim Young Hwan, a.k.a. “Steel”?

The following article appeared on page 21 in the June 2012 issue of NK Vision. Translation by NKnet intern Amy Hong. Kim Young Hwan (49), who entered Seoul National University’s School of Law in 1982, was the first to introduce … Continue reading


February 2011 NK Vision: Campus Talk - Jung Soo Hyun
13
Jun
2012

Campus Talk: Perspectives of University Students on North Korean Human Rights

The following discussion appeared in the February 2011 issue of NK Vision magazine. Translation courtesy of NKnet intern Jennifer Machie and editing by volunteer Robert Lauler. Date: January 10, 2011, 4 p.m. Location: NK Vision Conference Room Interviewer: Kang Won … Continue reading


Kim Young Hwan, NKnet Head Researcher
18
May
2012

Responding to Reports that Kim Young Hwan Refused SK Government’s Diplomatic Support

[Press Release] Committee for the Release of North Korean Human Rights Activist Kim Young Hwan Contact: 02-723-6711, 010-8004-4849 Responding to Reports that Kim Refused South Korean Government’s Diplomatic Support ○ According to some media reports, Kim Young Hwan reportedly said, … Continue reading


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