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The Significance of the Unusual: Removing “Reformist” Illusions in Reading North Korean Media

By | June 29, 2013

Shirley Lee arrives with a unique reading of Kim Jong-un and Pak Pong-ju’s visits to non-military sites in the DPRK, warning that they have very little to do with ostensible reforms.

North Korea According to Our Words: How Do We Write about Those We Do Not Understand?

By | December 02, 2012

Shirley Lee (New Focus International) argues for a new approach to writing and understanding North Korea by engaging the groups that can provide the information needed to understand the country.