· February, 2006

Stories about North Korea from February, 2006

North Korea: Food aid argument

  27 February 2006

Scott Bruce of NKZone notes an essay by South Korean scholar Wonhyuk Lim on food aid to North Korea. “The end of the Cold War showed that even “an evil empire” was full of normal people and leaders who could bring about an enormous change when it was engaged with...

Computer Crash: Food Overload

  25 February 2006

Was your umbilical cord attached to a computer when you were born? It may sound like a strange statement, but the truth is that some of us think that. Especially if you happen to be in the middle of the Ecuadorian Andes and there is no telephone or Internet for...

Gulag for Those Who Talk in North Korea

  17 February 2006

On The Korea Liberator, Joshua recalls the North Korean cheering squad whose presence at the 2002 Asian Games sparked a mood of reconciliation between the North and the South. A recent defector from North Korea, however, reported the women being sent to a concentration camp for having talked about their...

The Benefit of Owning ICBMs

16 February 2006

Kim Myong Chol, North Korea’s unofficial spokesman in Japan, boasted of North Korea owning a fleet of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) capable of unleashing retaliatory nuclear strikes on the US mainland. Joshua and readers dissect the sick humor in this news on The Korea Liberator.

North Korea: Negotiating with the Non-Engaged

7 February 2006

The DPRK Studies Blog talks about what makes negotiating with North Korea so difficult: “the cult aspect of the regime is THE limiting factor as to how much engagement Pyongyang can handle, which turns out to be not much.”

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