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Week 3 - Andrei Lankov still, 5m31s
26
Aug
2013

Video: Andrei Lankov on Prospects of the Hereditary Succession in North Korea

Always entertaining while providing his insightful analysis, Professor Andrei Lankov spoke on “Prospects of the Hereditary Succession in North Korea” at week three of NKnet’s speaker series in Seoul. The lecture runs about 80 minutes and then he answers several … Continue reading


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19
Aug
2013

Video: Kang Chol Hwan on the Politics of North Korea

At age nine, Kang Chol Hwan was sent with most of his family to a political prison camp in North Korea for an unspecified “crime” by his grandfather. He was released after 10 years and later fled the country, eventually … Continue reading


North Korean citizens constructing living quarters in the Mansudae (만수대) district of Pyongyang (Yonhap)
10
Aug
2013

North Korea Market Report: Rollerskates, Masikryeong Speed, and Labor Mobilization Certificates

Read in Korean The latest on what’s happening on the ground in North Korea. First off, ownership of roller-skates in North Korea has become the new yardstick for delineating between the rich and poor. Meanwhile, Kim Jong Un’s new “Masikryeong … Continue reading


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15
Apr
2013

Looking Back on Kim Jong Un’s First Year: North Korea Has Grown Even More Grim

Read in Korean NKnet released the following statement today. During an April 15th parade commemorating Kim Il Sung’s 100th birthday last year, Kim Jong Un promised that he would “make sure the people will never have to tighten their belts … 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


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13
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


Andrei Lankov at week three of NKnet's North Korean Human Rights Speaker Series.
04
Jun
2012

Week 3 Report: Andrei Lankov on Prospects of the Hereditary Succession in North Korea

On April 25, Andrei Lankov, professor at Kookmin University in Seoul, spoke on the prospects of the heredity succession in North Korea. The occasion was week three in NKnet’s recently concluded speakers series. Thank you to volunteer Nova Mercier for … Continue reading


Kang Chol Hwan speaking at NKnet's NKHR Supporters Speaker Series
07
May
2012

Week 2 Report: Kang Chol Hwan on the Politics of North Korea

NKnet volunteer Matt McGrath contributed the following article on week two of our speakers series, which runs through May 16. Watch the video of Mr. Kang’s talk. On April 18, NKnet invited former gulag prisoner Mr. Kang Chol Hwan to … Continue reading


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09
Mar
2012

B.R. Myers Interview, Part II: Focus on North Korea’s Ideology & Propaganda, Not Personalities

Read in Korean The following is the second half of an interview with B.R. Myers that appeared on pages 56-59 in the February 2012 issue of NK Vision magazine. Transcription courtesy of NKnet volunteers Arnaud Minne and Leanna Ross. Part … Continue reading


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02
Mar
2012

B.R. Myers Interview, Part I: “Big Challenges for the Propaganda Artists”

Read in Korean The following is the first half of an interview with B.R. Myers that appeared on pages 56-59 in the February 2012 issue of NK Vision magazine. Transcription courtesy of NKnet intern Dahyeon Lee and editing by volunteer … Continue reading


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