Border Security

North Korean Orphans and Refugees in Laos: Symptom of a Larger Problem

By | June 19, 2013

Nick Miller, whose interests, like those of the DPRK itself, span the borderlands and beyond, looks at DPRK-Laos relations and the case of nine young defectors sent back from whence they came.

High on Comradeship: China Publicizes the DPRK Drugs Issue

By | June 11, 2013

Nick Miller reviews an intriguing Global Times report from mid-March, one that looks a lot like a public shot across North Korea’s drug-producing bow.

Yuanization Writ Large: Daily NK Confirms the Rush to RMB

By | April 19, 2013

Christopher Green talks through data points indicating North Korea continues its inexorable slide toward Chinese currency usage.

Mayday: North Korean Internal Security Delegation in China

By | May 09, 2012

Nick Miller is on his way to the Korea Economic Institute for the summer. Fittingly, questions of mobility and structure are a preoccupation of the present post. — Adam Cathcart, Chief Editor Mayday: North Korean Internal Security Delegation in China by Nick Miller North Korea Leadership Watch recently reported that a delegation from the DPRK […]