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North Korea's Dear Respected Comrade leader gets a new title

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's parliament awarded Kim Jong Un a new post on Wednesday, adding to a long list of titles for the young leader.

North Korea’s Missile Tests Fuels Tensions

North Korea's latest missile test represents an evident shift in the region's balance of power, threatening the U.S. and its allies. The post North Korea’s Missile Tests Fuels Tensions appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.

Pyonghattan: More Skyscrapers Go Up in North Korea’s Capital

Workers are being exhorted to erect massive structures at breakneck speeds

North Korea's Kim fights sanctions with skyscrapers

Despite crippling economic isolation, Kim Jong Un puts soldier-builders to work creating glistening new "Pyonghattan" in capital city

US, South Korea, Japan hold first anti-North Korea missile drill

South Korea, Japan and the United States held an unprecedented trilateral missile defense exercise on Tuesday, aimed at countering the growing threat from nuclear-armed North Korea which denounced it as a “military provocation.” The drill in waters off Hawaii came less than a week after North Korea flight-tested a powerful new medium-range ballistic missile that

A Message For China & North Korea: U.S., Japan, S. Korea Hold Missile Defense Drills

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 23, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting a test of the surface-to-surface medium long-range strategic ballistic missile Hwasong-10 at an undisclosed location in North Korea.The Musudan -- also known as the Hwasong-10 [...]

Investigative Journalist’s Report On North Korea Sold As ‘Eat, Pray, Love’-Style Memoir, Because All Books By Women Are The Same

Risking incarceration and death in one of the world's most tightly controlled dictatorships is exactly the same as a rich white lady "finding herself" in the mystical land of brown people.

S Korea, US, Japan to Brief on UN Response to N.Korean Missile Tests

The briefing of envoys from South Korea, the United States and Japan is intended to raise the awareness of UN member states of the UN sanctions resolutions against North Korea and also to discuss effective ways to further strengthen sanctions, according to a South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman.

Uganda's PM On The Koreas, International Criminal Court, Homosexuality Law, And Elections

South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye (L) and Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni (L) meet at State House in Entebbe, on May 29, 2016.Museveni vowed to cut military and security ties with North Korea in line with UN sanctions imposed following Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests, a Seoul official said on May [...]

North Korea Capable of Attacking US Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan

Pyongyang has capabilities to hit an US naval base located in Japan's southeastern port city of Yokosuka, a South Korean newspaper reported Tuesday.

US hopes to wrap up anti-missile deal with South Korea

The United States wants to wrap up discussions with South Korea on the deployment of a sophisticated defense system, the Pentagon said Friday, two days after North Korea’s latest missile tests. Seoul and Washington have for weeks been in talks about deploying the advanced US THAAD missile system in South Korea to protect against the

Seoul Says North Korean Ships Equipped With US Machine Guns - Reports

North Korea has started to equip its ships with US made multi-barrelled machine guns.

Strange Partners

My latest at the Diplomat looks at the strange case of the late Cold War relationship between North Korea and Guyana: Cold War politics made for strange bedfellows. Albania and the People’s Republic of China became fast friends, because of a shared aversion to the Soviet Union. The United States developed a cordial relationship with […]

Journalist Suki Kim’s Book on North Korea Was Marketed as an Eat, Pray Love Memoir

2 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Journalist Suki Kim writes about how her investigative book about North Korea Without You, There Is No Us was labeled and marketed as an Eat, Pray, Love-esque memoir.

This Investigative Journalist’s Book About Living Undercover in North Korea Was Marketed As a Memoir

2 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

In 2014, writer Suki Kim published the book Without You, There Is No Us: My Time With the Sons of North Korea’s Elite. It’s the product of the six months she spent as an undercover reporter in Pyongyang, posing as a teacher at an evangelical university; infiltrating North Korea at ... More »

Journalist Who Went Undercover in North Korea Had Her Book Marketed As Eat, Pray, Love-Style Memoir 

Suki Kim, a journalist who risked imprisonment and possibly her life to go undercover in North Korea, has written a piece for the New Republic about how her book was received. The publisher insisted it be soft-marketed as a “memoir,” while reviewers condescendingly called her “deceptive” for “betraying” the students at the school where she taught. Read more...

What Happens When Publishers Get A Deeply Reported Book By A Woman Of Color

“That was the whole point. I did not wish that my book were Eat, Pray, Love. As the only journalist to live undercover in North Korea, I had risked imprisonment to tell a story of international importance by the only means possible. By casting my book as personal rather than professional—by marketing me as a […]

The U.S. House and China

One of the grisliest subjects on earth — along with North Korea, Syria, etc. — is organ harvesting in China. Very few want to discuss it. Two years ago, Ethan Gutmann wrote an explosive book called The Slaughter. My review of it wasShow More Summary

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