Andrei Lankov

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Name: Andrei Lankov
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

China’s North Korea problem

State as religion: A guide in the Pyongyang metro stands in front of a mural exhorting people to work harder.Michael Milne/ FlickrNORTH KOREA presents major challenges to the region and to the world, not least because of the problems created by its often-arbitrary ... [Published Inside Story - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 4 reports

Kim Jong Un Basks in His Grandfather’s Glow

More North 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 anniversary ... [Published Time - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

The Briton teaching capitalism to North Korea

As North Korea slowly begins to build a market economy, a man from Wokingham is leading the way Girls rollerblading on Kim Il-sung Square, Porsche SUVs in the streets and a cluster of neon-lit skyscrapers nicknamed Pyonghattan - North Korea If these tentative ... [Published Telegraph - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Kim Jong Un 'Re-Elected' To Top Post, Surprising Absolutely No One

The only news coming out of North Korea that is hardly ever shocking are the country's "election" results.Pushing the terminology of democracy to its very limit, North Korea's parliament " re-elected " Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un as the head of the country's ... [Published Huffington Post - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

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.According to the statistics, there were 1,516 new arrivals ― almost the same number as 2012. These statistics confirm ... [Published Korea Times - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

North Korea launches misogynist tirade against South Korean president

North Korea has launched a vicious, misogynist tirade against the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, after she gave a speech on reunification in Germany.While the North's propaganda is often vitriolic, the highly personalised and sexist nature of ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 2 reports

Former North Korean intelligence officer unveils Kim Jong-il assassination attempts

First attempt, a lone gunman with an automatic weapon attempted to shoot Kim Jong-il, but was captured before firing. In another, a would-be assassin driving a 20-ton lorry rammed his motorcade but failed to kill Kim Jong-il, whose car was in a convoy ... [Published Voice of Russia - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 23 2014 - Updated Mar 23 2014 - 1 reports

Story of Ms. Park

By Andrei LankovToday, 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 Korean refugee in the South.Park was born in the late 1940s, so she is a bit older than the average ... [Published Korea Times - Mar 23 2014]
First reported Mar 09 2014 - Updated Mar 09 2014 - 1 reports

Are US war games in South Korea worth the trouble?

')//--> Please support our site by enabling javascript to view ads.SEOUL, South Korea — War is all about vicious cycles.Consider drone strikes. They target alleged bad guys, but they also inspire others to take up arms, and help extremists recruit. ... [Published GlobalPost - Mar 09 2014]
First reported Mar 09 2014 - Updated Mar 09 2014 - 1 reports

The young man in charge

By Andrei LankovOver the last two years or so, one of the major topics that Pyongyangologists have loved to speculate about is the extent to which Kim Jong-un is in charge in North Korea.Indeed, there were some reasons to doubt whether the young leader ... [Published Korea Times - Mar 09 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]
First reported Dec 17 2013 - Updated Dec 18 2013 - 2 reports

Rodman’s North Korea Visit Won’t Hide Kim Jong Un’s Insecurities

Dennis Rodman will this week travel to North Korea to prep for a basketball match billed as the “The Big Bang in Pyongyang.” The game, slated for early January, will pit as-yet-unnamed former NBA players against a North Korean squad trained by the Worm ... [Published The China Blog - Dec 17 2013]

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In any case the body has little power, meeting about once a year. "to the best of my knowledge, not a single spa member has ever voted against a bill or motion introduced by the government" Andrei Lankov, a professor at Kookmin University in South Korea, told the Associated Press

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China’s North Korea problem [Published Inside Story - Apr 16 2014]
Kim Jong Un Basks in His Grandfather’s Glow [Published Time - Apr 15 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]
N Korea: Not so 'Stalinist' after all [Published Al Jazeera - Apr 13 2014]
The Briton teaching capitalism to North Korea [Published Telegraph - Apr 12 2014]
Kim Jong Un 'Re-Elected' To Top Post, Surprisin... [Published Huffington Post - Apr 09 2014]
Refugees: A change of heart [Published Korea Times - Apr 06 2014]
North Korea launches misogynist tirade against ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 04 2014]
S Korea and the runaway drone [Published Al Jazeera - Apr 03 2014]
Former North Korean intelligence officer unveil... [Published Voice of Russia - Apr 03 2014]
Former Korean official tells of assassination b... [Published Irish Independent - Apr 03 2014]
North Korean intelligence official tells of abo... [Published Telegraph - Apr 02 2014]
N Korea and the myth of starvation [Published Al Jazeera - Mar 27 2014]
Interview with a North Korean Tour Guide [Published The China Chronicle - Mar 25 2014]
Story of Ms. Park [Published Korea Times - Mar 23 2014]
N Korea: All in the family [Published Al Jazeera - Mar 13 2014]
North Korea poll: Politics or propaganda? [Published Al Jazeera - Mar 09 2014]
North Koreans vote ‘yes’ (or ‘no’) for new Supr... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Mar 09 2014]
The young man in charge [Published Korea Times - Mar 09 2014]
Are US war games in South Korea worth the trouble? [Published GlobalPost - 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]
Rodman’s North Korea Visit Won’t Hide Kim Jong ... [Published The China Blog - Dec 17 2013]
Rodman’s North Korea Visit Won’t Hide Kim Jong ... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Dec 17 2013]
If Kim Jong Un’s Not Careful He Is Going To Giv... [Published Wonkette - Dec 14 2013]
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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 ...
Kim Jong Un Basks in His Grandfather’s Glow [Published The China Blog - 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 ...
Kim Jong Un Basks in His Grandfather’s Glow [Published The Middle East Blog - 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 ...
North Koreans vote ‘yes’ (or ‘no’) for new Supr... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Mar 09 2014]
North Koreans went to polling stations on Sunday to approve a new national legislature. But they don’t get to choose a candidate. The ruling elite have already done that for them, and there’s only one per district. They get to vote “yes” or “no.” Virtually ...
Inside North Korea’s elections, where the winne... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Mar 07 2014]
TOKYO — North Korean voters will make a choice Sunday when they elect a new national legislature, but not for a candidate. The ruling elite have already done that for them, and there’s only one per district. They get to vote “yes” or “no.” Virtually ...
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