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'I hate officials, but ...'
A long time ago back in the mid-1980s, I had an unusually frank talk with a North Korean. He said, "I hate our officials, but I want to be...
A tale of two agencies
In northern Seoul, not far away from the picturesque peaks of Mt. Bukhan, there is a medium-sized government office. Every weekday morning...
Bomb in Ryongchon?
This spring marks the 10th anniversary of the Ryongchon disaster - the largest and perhaps the most mysterious disaster in the entire Nort...
Racial diatribes of N. Ko
By Andrei Lankov White House Press Secretary Jay Carney recently expressed his outrage at some personal remarks aimed by the North Ko...
No need to worry for Pyongyang
By Andrei Lankov So, North Korea has been warned: it will pay an “unimaginable price” if it dares to conduct a fourth nuc...
Refugees: A change of heart
By Andrei LankovThe Ministry of Unification has published its statistics on the number of North Koreans who defected to the South in 2013....
Story of Ms. Park
Today, dear readers, I would like to introduce you to Ms. Park, a person whom I met recently and who appears to be a very typical North Ko...
The young man in charge
Over the last two years or so, one of the major topics that Pyongyangologists have loved to speculate about is the extent to which Kim Jon...
Ration us this day our daily rice
It seems to be common knowledge that North Korea is a country of comprehensive rationing. All food and many consumer goods are not suppose...
Purge of the Jang family
Some time ago, the Yonhap News Agency, citing numerous sources inside North Korea, reported that the immediate relatives of the recently e...
Torn between two giants
Reward for falsehood?
Old habits die hard
President should change first
Age may matter this time
1997 crisis and Sewol tragedy
They sowed the seeds of love
Ukraine end game?
Father on mission to stop gun violence
Obama goes solo on immigration
1. Russian police searching couple who had sex in public
2. Yoga girl strips before throwing pitch
3. College student accidentally 'sexts' her dad,
4. Woman becomes the latest “human Barbie”
5. Bar Refaeli a stunner in lingerie campaign
6. Teen World Cup fan scores modeling contract
7. Policeman realizes he's being taped, reverses position
8. Bank of Korea hints at rate cut
9. Korean footballers partied after World Cup exit
10. Argentina beat Dutch in shootout to reach final
A subcontract worker protests atop a crane at a construction site in...
Jung Sung-keun, nominee for minister of culture, sports and tourism,...
A model poses with the latest LCD TV that supports ultra high-d...
A member of a civic group holds a plaque criticizing Japan’s&n...
A helicopter drops water onto a burning church in Chuncheon, Gangwon...
Kakao CEO Lee Sir-goo speaks about nurturing talent in an era o...
Korea Exchange Bank (KEB) officials work at the bank’s main&nb...
Models show off shoulder bags suitable for vacation at an event...
Employees and executives from NH Investment & Securities, W...
Employees and Chung Seung-in, center, CEO of the 7-Eleven conve...
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