JOSEPH KIM: A STORY OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN NORTH KOREA

By William McKenzie | October 31, 2014

This post originally appeared on the George W. Bush Institute blog.   Twelve years ago, the trajectory of Joseph Kim’s young life gave no earthly hint that the North Korean boy would end up a university student in America. No…

ON THE FRONT LINES OF BREAKING INFORMATION BARRIERS: STORIES FROM NORTH KOREA’S REFUGEES

By Freedom Square | October 28, 2014

Two new Freedom Collection interviews tell stories from North Korean refugees about joining the struggle to free their country and break North Korea’s information barriers.  Both Kim Seong Min and Kim Seung-chul escaped the horrors of North Korea and established…

BREAKING NORTH KOREA’S INFORMATION BLOCKADE

By Chris Walsh Victor Cha | October 28, 2014

This post originally appeared on Shadow Government | Foreign Policy.   Forty days.  That’s the timespan between September 3 and October 14 that North Korea’s Kim Jong Un vanished from public sight. Speculation ran rampant outside North Korea as to…

A FREEDOM STRATEGY FOR NORTH KOREA

By Arch Puddington | October 27, 2014

The emergence of a modest information revolution — albeit with 20th century technology — goes an important part of the way towards answering the question of what can be done to undermine dictatorship in North Korea.

WE CAN DO IT: WOMEN AS LEADERS IN PROMOTING DEMOCRATIC CHANGE

By Elizabeth Hoffman | August 18, 2014

Statistically, societies are better off when women are active participants in governance.

DEMOCRATIZING HEALTHCARE IN BURMA

By Elizabeth Hoffman | August 5, 2014

After emerging from decades of authoritarian rule by a brutal military junta, the health care system in Burma is broken.

CHINA’S COMPLICITY IN NORTH KOREA’S ABUSES

By Melanie Kirkpatrick Victor Cha | July 31, 2014

One way the United States can pressure Pyongyang is to pressure Beijing. Washington needs to remind its counterpart that continuing to repatriate North Koreans is harmful to its relations with South Korea and the United States, and is unbefitting of China’s aspirations to be a great power.

INFOGRAPHIC: NORTH KOREA’S REFUGEES

By Freedom Square | July 30, 2014

Using data from Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, and the UN Commission of Inquiry, this infographic relays the challenges faced by North Korean refugees and those who try to help them.

ESCAPING TO FREEDOM: STORIES FROM NORTH KOREA’S REFUGEES

By Freedom Square | July 29, 2014

Two new Freedom Collection interviews tell stories of survival, courage, and hope from North Korean refugees.

EDUCATION AS A KEY TO DEMOCRACY

By Elizabeth Hoffman | July 14, 2014

Education is the cornerstone of a democratic society. President Franklin D. Roosevelt observed that, “[d]emocracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”