In the event of regime collapse in North Korea, where would North Korean refugees go? How many would there be? Following the “North Korea Conference” at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, Darcie Draudt caught up with Asan Institute research fellow Dr. Go Myong-hyun for answers to these questions and more.
Yongusil 10: Adam Cathcart interviews Blaine Harden in the Yonsei Journal of International Studies: In need of an icon (full version)
Brutality and autocracy seem to build industries against themselves in our contemporary age. Here the Yongusil presents Adam Cathcart’s interesting and engaging interview with the author of a potentially iconic text, one which will frame North Korea and Kimism in the public mind for many years, Blaine Harden author of “Escape from Camp 14.”
In the second part of Sino-NK’s interview with Blaine Harden, the author of Escape from Camp 14 discusses the trials of life in defector society and its search for a defining leader, as well as borderlands journalism and the controversial AP bureau in Pyongyang.
A young man named Shin Dong-hyuk stands at the forefront of a cultural shift that is changing the way the world perceives, and divides, North Korea the state and North Korea the people. In the first part of an outstanding new interview, Blaine Harden, the author of Shin’s story, speaks to Adam Cathcart about what it all means in part one of a three-part series.
This essay by Christopher Green covers the alleged closure of Camp 22, dissects news that Camp 14 is expanding, and casts doubt upon Kim Jong-un’s approach to human rights in North Korea.
What is the broader outlook for China’s relationship with North Korea in the aftermath of the DPRK’s missile test? SinoNK joins a conversation with the Huffington Post.
Are these people spies? Genuine defectors fooled into returning? Or defectors making a rational choice based on their experiences of discrimination in the Republic of Korea? Brian Gleason investigates.