On November 18, the North Korean people were finally treated to a morsel of justice. With a vote of 111 to 19 (notable dissenters included China, Cuba, Iran, and Russia), a United Nations committee called on the Security Council to take action against North Korea for its systematic human rights violations.
North Korea’s regime is feeling accountability anxiety for its gross human rights violations against the North Korean people.
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…
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…
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…
This infographic explains why breaking North Korea’s information barriers is so important—and how DVDs, foreign radio broadcasts, cell phones, and balloon drops are making a difference.
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.
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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.
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