October 08, 2014
HORRORS OF NORTH KOREA: Bribes were a
way of life in North Korea
THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
Editors note: This story originally appeared in The Asahi Shimbun Digital website.
This is the second installment of an occasional series of interviews wit
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countries to discuss North Korea-related problems. The six—party talks are
not going to reach their stated goal of denuclearization, but they are a nat-
ural place to agree on positions and actions in case of a major crisis. When
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It will also be necessary to explicitly assure Beijing that the government
of a uniﬁed Korea will respect and hon
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Being Ready for What
We Wish For
There is little doubt that in the long run the current North Korean regime
is doomed. Its innate—and incurab
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North Korean but even the decision makers in Pyongyang did not fully
appreciate how great their dependency on Soviet giveaways had become.
The sudden termination of this aid in the early 1990s therefore delivered a
mortal and sudde
The Contours of a Future: What
Might Happen to North Korea in
the Next Two Decades
Let’s be frank: it is beyond humans’ power to predict the future. History
has a very long (and still growing) list of prophets whose conﬁdent predic-
Group Project: Photo Exhibition Exercise
This year we are mounting a public photo exhibition on the DPRK. The exhibition
will be held from the 1st December to the 10th December 2016 at Chi Wah
Commons. The primary aim of this public exh