Andrei Lankov

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First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Transfer of command to S. Korea questioned as North acts up

SEOUL — Weeks of heightened rhetoric and near-daily threats of war from North Korea in the spring elevated tensions on the peninsula to their highest level in years, raising concerns that Pyongyang was planning a surprise provocation and pushing South ... [Published Stars and Stripes - 13 hours ago]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

The truth about North’s prisons

North Korea is hardly known for its permissive attitude toward political dissent. For some 70 years, open political challenges to the government have been met with precision brutality. No wonder, then, that North Koreans visiting Communist China tend ... [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 1 reports

How North Korea Became So Isolated

North Korea is one of the most isolated countries in the world.The roughly 24 million people who live in the totalitarian state have minimal interaction with the outside world. Foreign media is forbidden, interaction with tourists is strictly controlled ... [Published Huffington Post - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Meet the Men and Women Who Help Rule North Korea From the Shadows

ShareTweetThey are the world's most fearsome bureaucrats.One is a cyber warfare expert and counterfeiter described by one expert as the "North Korean version of Dick Cheney." Another is the former chairman of the country's youth soccer and taekwondo associations. ... [Published VICE - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Ranking black America as a separate nation

A review of the best commentary on and around the world...Today's must-readWhen talk show host Larry Elder declared that racism is not a major problem and that black Americans are thriving economically, he added: "If black America were a country, it'd ... [Published BBC - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 2 reports

Is North Korea Getting Any Better?

After more than a month out of public view , the country’s state media report that the young dictator has reappeared :Last seen on Sept. 3, Kim [Jong Un]‘s lack of public appearances marked his longest span of time away from the public, and while Tuesday’s ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

North Koreans May Have To Prepare For Job Transformation – Analysis

By RFABy Andrei LankovOne of the most remarkable changes that could be experienced in the former Soviet Union after the USSR collapsed was the massive change in the status of various jobs.Some jobs that were very prestigious under communist rule lost ... [Published Eurasia Review - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 05 2014 - 1 reports

Rare North Korea Visit to South Opens Direct Line to Kim

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, talking to his subordinates when monitoring the construction of houses for the babies and orphanage in Pyongyang, North Korea (13/8). REUTERS/KCNATEMPO.CO , Seoul  - A surprise visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's ... [Published Tempo.co - Oct 05 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 05 2014 - 1 reports

Sudden visit to South by top North Korean officials opens line to Kim

SEOUL – A shock visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s closest aides to South Korea has opened up high-level communications between the two rivals that have been missing for years, analysts said Sunday.Whether it is a line of communication that will ... [Published Japan Times - Oct 05 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 05 2014 - 1 reports

Diplomacy hopes boosted as North Korean aides make shock visit to South

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a live-fire drill by a North Korean artillery unit near the eastern border with South Korea. (AAP)A shock visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's closest aides to South Korea has opened a high-level communication ... [Published 9News.com.au - Oct 05 2014]
First reported Oct 04 2014 - Updated Oct 04 2014 - 3 reports

N. Korea officials make surprise visit

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) -- With Kim Jong Un out of sight for a month, three North Korean officials popped down to South Korea for a last-minute visit Saturday.And they delivered a diplomatic bonbon.The three officials told South Korea that Pyongyang ... [Published CNN - Oct 04 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 04 2014 - 4 reports

Sorry, North Korea Conspiracists: Kim Jong Un Is Probably Just Sick

It has been precisely a month since corpulent young dictator Kim Jong Un disappeared from public view, prompting frenzied speculation about his health and the state of political play in North Korea. Kim was last seen at a Sept. 3 concert, ensconced ... [Published TIME.com - Oct 03 2014]

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Kim Jong-un: six top officials vanish in allege... [Published The Week UK - 7 hours ago]
Transfer of command to S. Korea questioned as N... [Published Stars and Stripes - 13 hours ago]
The truth about North’s prisons [Published Korea Joongang Daily - Oct 19 2014]
How North Korea Became So Isolated [Published Huffington Post - Oct 17 2014]
Meet the Men and Women Who Help Rule North Kore... [Published VICE - Oct 17 2014]
Ranking black America as a separate nation [Published BBC - Oct 14 2014]
Is North Korea Getting Any Better? [Published Atlantic Monthly - Oct 14 2014]
Is North Korea Getting Any Better? [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Oct 14 2014]
North Korea's Elites Are a Threat to Kim [Published Bloomberg View - Oct 13 2014]
Kim Jong Un and North Korea's Mysteries [Published Bloomberg View - Oct 12 2014]
North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un missing [Published ABC Online - Oct 10 2014]
North Koreans May Have To Prepare For Job Trans... [Published Eurasia Review - Oct 09 2014]
Unseen N Korean leader leads to speculation [Published MyFox Birmingham - Oct 09 2014]
Where is Kim Jong Un? North Korea leader not se... [Published Syracuse Online - Oct 08 2014]
From lockdowns to an absent dictator, seven rea... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Oct 08 2014]
Here Are All The Reasons People Think There's S... [Published Business Insider - Oct 07 2014]
North Korea leader's purge looks like China's C... [Published Maryland Gazette - Oct 07 2014]
Kim Jong-un: doubts emerge about coup claims [Published The Week UK - Oct 06 2014]
Has North Korea's Kim Jong Un been deposed? [Published UPI - Oct 06 2014]
Has Kim Jong Un Been Toppled? [Published Daily Beast - Oct 06 2014]
Rare North Korea Visit to South Opens Direct Li... [Published Tempo.co - Oct 05 2014]
TV takes boredom to new level [Published Korea Times - Oct 05 2014]
Sudden visit to South by top North Korean offic... [Published Japan Times - Oct 05 2014]
Diplomacy hopes boosted as North Korean aides m... [Published 9News.com.au - Oct 05 2014]
N. Korea officials make surprise visit [Published CNN - Oct 04 2014]
Why North Korea’s top-level talks with the Sout... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Oct 04 2014]
North Korea Holds “Completely Unprecedented” Ta... [Published Slate Magazine - Oct 04 2014]
N. Korea officials pay rare and surprising visi... [Published Washington Post - Oct 04 2014]
South Korea: Let the 'sunshine' in? [Published Al Jazeera - Oct 04 2014]
Sorry, North Korea Conspiracists: Kim Jong Un I... [Published TIME.com - Oct 03 2014]
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Is North Korea Getting Any Better? [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Oct 14 2014]
After more than a month out of public view , the country’s state media report that the young dictator has reappeared : Last seen on Sept. 3, Kim [Jong Un]‘s lack of public appearances marked his longest span of time away from the public, and while ...
From lockdowns to an absent dictator, seven rea... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Oct 08 2014]
A whirlwind of speculation has surrounded North Korea within the past month as the country’s leader Kim Jong-Un has not been seen in public since Sept. 3. Separating truth from fiction in North Korea can be incredibly difficult. The country tries to ...
Why North Korea’s top-level talks with the Sout... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Oct 04 2014]
KYOTO, Japan — North and South Korea have agreed to hold another round of high-level talks after a top-level Northern delegation, including the men thought to be second and third in command behind Kim Jong-un, paid a surprise visit to the South on Saturday. ...
Sorry, North Korea Conspiracists: Kim Jong Un I... [Published TIME.com - Oct 03 2014]
It has been precisely a month since corpulent young dictator Kim Jong Un disappeared from public view, prompting frenzied speculation about his health and the state of political play in North Korea. Kim was last seen at a Sept. 3 concert, ensconced ...
Sorry, North Korea Conspiracists: Kim Jong Un i... [Published The China Blog - Oct 03 2014]
It has been precisely a month since corpulent young dictator Kim Jong Un disappeared from public view, prompting frenzied speculation about his health and the state of political play in North Korea. Kim was last seen at a Sept. 3 concert, ensconced ...
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