Andrei Lankov

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Name: Andrei Lankov
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

An alien-free country

By Andrei LankovAccording to South Korean statistics, 1.6 million foreigners reside in South Korea (almost 3 percent of the country's total population). But what about South Korea's northern neighbor? How many foreigners reside permanently in North K ... [Published Korea Times - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Are South Koreans at risk of 'extinction'?

South Korean newspapersNeedless to say, South Korean media wrote panicky commentaries about such developments. However, less than half a century ago, one could find in Korean newspapers very different stories dealing with the fertility rate. In the 1960s ... [Published Al Jazeera - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Religion, Politics Lead Some to North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea | One shouted about God's love as he crossed a frozen river, clutching a Bible. Another swam, drunk and naked. Several U.S. soldiers dashed around land mines.Time and again, Americans over the years have slipped illegally into poor, ... [Published Winter Haven News Chief - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

North Korea, long impenetrable, tries to lure tourists

By ,MOUNT MYOHYANG, North Korea — When it comes to untrampled corners of the world, few options are left for getting off the beaten track. Cuba? Not what it once was . Burma? Basically open . Syria? Well, that’s out for now .But for travelers with an ... [Published Washington Post - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

North Korea Woos Wealthy Tourists

LONDON, UK — Wealthy tourists are increasingly being wooed by the cash-strapped North Korean dictatorship. Pyongyang has recently announced the country’s first surf tour, which follows the opening of a ski resort earlier this year.And their tactics are ... [Published NBCNews.com - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Tourists in North Korea $$are seeing a farce’

Pyongyang has recently announced the country’s first surf tour, which follows the opening of a ski resort earlier this year.And their tactics are working. Although modest, overall tourist numbers are up, and there has also been a hike in visits from ... [Published NEWS.com.au - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

The shadowy world of North Korea's palace economy

By | Al Jazeera  –On the August 29, Joongang Daily, one of South Korea's major national newspapers, broke sensational news. According to an unnamed high level source, a senior North Korean banking official named Yun Tae-hyong, recently disappeared while ... [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Is it cool to visit North Korea as a tourist?

Please support our site by enabling javascript to view ads.LONDON, UK — Wealthy tourists are increasingly being wooed by the cash-strapped North Korean dictatorship. Pyongyang has recently announced the country’s first surf tour, which follows the opening ... [Published GlobalPost - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

China broadens crackdown on foreign missionaries

Paul Yoo at first thought the text was a joke, or perhaps spam. “Chinese secrets are like the heavens and the big mountains. Do not reveal or talk about them,” read the cryptic message.It sounded like a poem, although not one Mr. Yoo or his friends had ... [Published Globe and Mail - Aug 25 2014]
Entities: North Korea, China, Paul Yoo
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Red daydreams

By Andrei LankovRecently former Assemblyman Lee Seok-gi got a 12-year prison sentence (reduced to nine years) for an attempt to create an armed underground group to assist North Korea in the event of a major war. This is another reminder that North Korea, ... [Published Korea Times - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

North Korea's Christians

SEOUL, South KoreaPope Francis's arrival in the South Korean capital last Thursday coincided with the test-firing of three short-range rockets by North Korea. In the state-run Korean Central News Agency, North Korean rocket scientist Kim In Yong insisted ... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 22 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]

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"The North Koreans are in no hurry," Lankov said. "it's a seller's market. they say, 'this is our price: a senior visit and some concessions. these are our goods, these americans. if you don't want to pay, that's your problem. we can wait.'?"

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An alien-free country [Published Korea Times - Sep 21 2014]
Are South Koreans at risk of 'extinction'? [Published Al Jazeera - Sep 19 2014]
Religion, Politics Lead Some to North Korea [Published Winter Haven News Chief - Sep 18 2014]
North Korea, long impenetrable, tries to lure t... [Published Washington Post - Sep 11 2014]
North Korea Woos Wealthy Tourists [Published NBCNews.com - Sep 09 2014]
Tourists in North Korea $$are seeing a farce’ [Published NEWS.com.au - Sep 04 2014]
The shadowy world of North Korea's palace economy [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Sep 03 2014]
Is it cool to visit North Korea as a tourist? [Published GlobalPost - Aug 30 2014]
China broadens crackdown on foreign missionaries [Published Globe and Mail - Aug 25 2014]
Red daydreams [Published Korea Times - Aug 24 2014]
North Korea's Christians [Published Huffington Post - Aug 22 2014]
North Korea bans popular Choco Pie snack from S... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Jul 04 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]
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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