The Pyongyang Project is a Canadian social venture that focuses on travel and educational programs for foreigners and DPRK residents. While many of the group’s educational tours involve trips to Pyongyang, there are some trips that go to other interesting parts of the country. We recently received an advertisement for an upcoming trip that focuses [...]
Part II of Marcus Noland’s Peterson Perspectives interview can be found here. The interview is also streaming below. In the interview, Noland continues discussing the relevant topics associated with President Park’s Washington visit.
Part I of Marcus Noland’s Peterson Perspectives interview on the Korea-US Summit can be found here. In the interview, Noland discusses South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s visit to the U.S. and the many pressing issues that will surely be part of the agenda as she meets with President Obama and the Congress.
We pass along the following information from our friends at the North Korea Freedom Coalition. Have a look at the upcoming events and attend if you are able. ____ Dear Friends: While the world watches for a possible nuclear missile test by North Korea in the coming days and the Kim Jong Eun regime increases [...]
We’re all ashamed to admit it, but most of us occasionally “Google” ourselves to see what comes up. A New Zealand fantasy author comes up for me. A new website created by Frank Feinstein lets you do the same with North Korean official propaganda. KCNA Watch is a website that indexes every KCNA (Korea Central News Agency) article [...]
There are many” interesting” people that make up the North Korea watching community. This list now even includes the likes of Dennis Rodman and the Harlem Globetrotters. A country of such idiosyncratic ways is bound to attract a wide range of observers. This week, we were reminded of one of the original “interesting” followers of North Korea. [...]
Former US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell has an interesting piece in Foreign Policy about how the North Koreans are testing Chinese patience. We all hope so. Since the passage of the sanctions resolution everyone has been looking for signs that the Chinese may take additional actions. Unfortunately, these stories often reflect wishful thinking, [...]
NPR Morning Edition’s David Greene interviews Marcus Noland to discuss the recent reappointment of Pak Pong Ju as Premier of North Korea. Having been out of office since 2007, his return to the Premiership could be a modest signal toward economic reform, though how that squares with North Korea’s increasingly bellicose foreign policy remains to [...]
Radio Times guest host, Tracey Matisak, interviews Marcus Noland about what life is like in North Korea. While life in Pyongyang may be relatively more transparent to the outside world, very little is known about life for the rest of the population. Noland draws on survey data used as the basis for the book, Witness to Transformation: [...]
We pass along the following information from our friends at the North Korea Freedom Coalition. Have a look at the upcoming events and attend if you are able. —– Please see below some upcoming events regarding North Korea’s freedom and human rights, but first a special request regarding this year’s North Korea Freedom Week 2013: We hope that everyone [...]