Andrei Lankov

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First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 31 mins ago - 1 reports

South Korea Is Airlifting Choco Pies To The North To Troll Kim Jong-Un

Thousands of delicious this week as both a gift and a protest from their southern neighbors. Choco Pies, if you are not familiar, are delicious chocolatey cookie snacks with a marshmallow center. South Korean activists launched giant balloons carrying ... [Published Business Insider - 14 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Successive personality cult

By Andrei LankovAs all our readers are aware, North Korea is frequently described as the world's only communist monarchy and it is indeed an absolute monarchy in all but name ― as the relatively recent succession of Kim Jong-un has once again confirm ... [Published Korea Times - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Preventing a massacre in North Korea’s gulags

By ,Roberta Cohen is co-chair of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.Since the U.N. Commission of Inquiry issued its report on North Korea in February, U.N. bodies, human rights organizations, governments and think tanks have been working to ... [Published Washington Post - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Rising Schooling Costs Sends North Korea’s Dropout Rate Soaring

Rising education costs in primary and secondary schools in North Korea have led to a high drop-out rate across the country, with some parents turning to private tutors to school their children, sources say.Limited professional opportunities and mandatory ... [Published Radio Free Asia - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Niki O'Brien: The Curse of the Female Gender in North Korean Party Rhetoric and Beyond

In recent months news reports have talked about North Korea's verbal attacks on various important international figures, most notably, South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Her primary failing it seems, is her gender. Being a woman, or rather a 'babbling ... [Published Huffington Post UK - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 1 reports

20 years after Kim Il-sung's death

By Andrei LankovTwenty years have passed since the death of the "Sun of the Nation," the ever victorious iron-willed brilliant commander, the Great Leader and Generalissimo Kim Il-sung ― and this is merely some of the titles that this fat man with round ... [Published Korea Times - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

North Korea bans popular Choco Pie snack from South Korea to ‘avoid ideological unrest’: reports

Kim Jong-un has reportedly banned South Korean managers from giving a popular chocolate and marshmallow treat to employees at a North Korean factory in order to fight a growing black market for the snacks. About 120 South Korean companies employ more ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jun 29 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 1 reports

North Korea’s hate speech

At the beginning of the Kim Jong-un regime, some people expected North Korea to change. It seemed like it was changing, since women could wear pants and the new leader appeared on stage with Mickey Mouse. But for all the superficial changes, the DPRK’s ... [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Jun 29 2014]
First reported Jun 29 2014 - Updated Jun 29 2014 - 1 reports

'I hate officials, but ...'

By Andrei LankovA 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 become an official because they are the only people who live well here".Almost three decades have ... [Published Korea Times - Jun 29 2014]
First reported May 07 2014 - Updated May 07 2014 - 2 reports

A new tourism app allows you to see North Korea as never before. But is it ethical to visit?

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un tours the newly opened Fatherland Liberation War Museum, Saturday, July 27, 2013 as part of celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) A new app ... [Published Faster Forward - May 07 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 3 reports

Kim Jong Un Basks in His Grandfather’s Glow

MoreNorth Korea: World Must ‘Wait and See’ on Next Nuclear Test North Korea Ups Sexist Attacks on South Korea’s President Park Kim Jong Un: The Situation on the Korean Peninsula Is ‘Very Grave’ It is party time in Pyongyang. Tuesday marks the 102nd ... [Published TIME.com - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Feb 19 2014 - Updated Feb 20 2014 - 2 reports

North Korea Detains Another Christian Missionary

Australian missionary John Short was scheduled to return to China this Friday from a group tour to North Korea. But a day after landing in the country last weekend, the 75-year-old was questioned and detained, his wife, Karen Short, says. She got the ... [Published The China Blog - Feb 19 2014]

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In the years since the famine in 1998 the role of women in North Korea has dramatically changed. On a trip there in 2004 Andrei Lankov said "men are left behind and capitalism is left to women" referring to the increasing tendency for women to operate small businesses during the famine years while men continued to work in their government sanctioned...

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South Korea Is Airlifting Choco Pies To The Nor... [Published Business Insider - 14 hours ago]
Successive personality cult [Published Korea Times - Jul 27 2014]
Preventing a massacre in North Korea’s gulags [Published Washington Post - Jul 26 2014]
Rising Schooling Costs Sends North Korea’s Drop... [Published Radio Free Asia - Jul 19 2014]
Niki O'Brien: The Curse of the Female Gender i... [Published Huffington Post UK - Jul 14 2014]
20 years after Kim Il-sung's death [Published Korea Times - Jul 13 2014]
N Korea and Russia: A step towards a worldwide ... [Published Axis of Logic - Jul 05 2014]
North Korea bans popular Choco Pie snack from S... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Jul 04 2014]
N Korea: Spies and saboteurs in 'socialist para... [Published Al Jazeera - Jul 01 2014]
North Korea’s hate speech [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Jun 29 2014]
'I hate officials, but ...' [Published Korea Times - Jun 29 2014]
Ten things we learned from Michael Kirby's Nort... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 16 2014]
Mythbusters: uncovering the truth about North K... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 13 2014]
A new tourism app allows you to see North Korea... [Published Faster Forward - May 07 2014]
A new tourism app allows you to see North Korea... [Published Post Tech - May 07 2014]
Jesse Kline: Signs of hope in North Korea as pe... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Apr 25 2014]
Kim Jong Un Basks in His Grandfather’s Glow [Published TIME.com - Apr 15 2014]
Kim Jong Un Basks in His Grandfather’s Glow [Published The China Blog - Apr 15 2014]
Kim Jong Un Basks in His Grandfather’s Glow [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Apr 15 2014]
The Briton teaching capitalism to North Korea [Published Telegraph - Apr 12 2014]
North Korean intelligence official tells of abo... [Published Telegraph - Apr 02 2014]
North Koreans vote ‘yes’ (or ‘no’) for new Supr... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Mar 09 2014]
Inside North Korea’s elections, where the winne... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Mar 07 2014]
North Korea: elite shame, world test [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Feb 27 2014]
North Korea Detains Another Christian Missionary [Published The China Blog - Feb 19 2014]
North Korea Detains Another Christian Missionary [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Feb 19 2014]
N Korean leader Kim’s uncle erased from Web arc... [Published Taipei Times Online - Dec 17 2013]
Kim Jong-un ''planning China-like reforms in No... [Published Topnews.in - Aug 06 2012]
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North Korea bans popular Choco Pie snack from S... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Jul 04 2014]
Kim Jong-un has reportedly banned South Korean managers from giving a popular chocolate and marshmallow treat to employees at a North Korean factory in order to fight a growing black market for the snacks. About 120 South Korean companies employ more ...
A new tourism app allows you to see North Korea... [Published Faster Forward - May 07 2014]
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un tours the newly opened Fatherland Liberation War Museum, Saturday, July 27, 2013 as part of celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) A new app ...
A new tourism app allows you to see North Korea... [Published Post Tech - May 07 2014]
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un tours the newly opened Fatherland Liberation War Museum, Saturday, July 27, 2013 as part of celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) A new app ...
Jesse Kline: Signs of hope in North Korea as pe... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Apr 25 2014]
In his seminal work, Discourse of Voluntary Servitude , pre-revolutionary French jurist Étienne de La Boétie posed the question : Why do people consent to their own subjugation? After all, La Boétie argued, the tyrant who “domineers over you has only ...
Kim Jong Un Basks in His Grandfather’s Glow [Published TIME.com - Apr 15 2014]
MoreNorth Korea: World Must ‘Wait and See’ on Next Nuclear Test North Korea Ups Sexist Attacks on South Korea’s President Park Kim Jong Un: The Situation on the Korean Peninsula Is ‘Very Grave’ It is party time in Pyongyang. Tuesday marks the 102nd ...
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