Last August, we reported on the fascinating entity that is the Songdowon International Youth Summer Camp. Located in Wonsan, it has been active for almost three decades. What’s fascinating is not that North Korea has a summer camp, but that International youth actually seem to go to it. Justin Rohrlich, writing for NK News, has published an […]
While the Korean Friendship Association is usually only useful as a target for mocking, we have to give a tip of the hat to the USA branch of the KFA for this discovery. While perusing the KFA USA YouTube page for the latest and greatest in Juche propaganda, I came across a set of videos […]
Daily NK reported Friday on an unfortunate development involving discharged DPRK soldiers in Yanggang Province. Apparently, approximately 1,000 discharged soldiers have been dispatched to the “10.18 Cooperative Farm” in Baekam County. The process of dispatching soldiers to work on state projects after 10 years of military service is common. The problem in Yanggang appears to […]
We’ve talked about Koryo Tours and other North Korea tour providers in the past, but mostly to discuss the tours they provide or other issues related to North Korean tourism. Koryo Tours has now produced something only tangentially related to North Korean tourism and old school video game lovers of the Atari and NES era owe a […]
We’ve written a lot about the various tours and tour operators flooding the market with opportunities to visit North Korea, sometimes cynically and sometimes with respect. Regardless of our view, It definitely seems to be getting a lot easier to visit the country including many locations beyond the capital. A recent tour group advertisement caught our […]
We have tried to cover some recent developments in human rights work on North Korea coming out of Europe. This event caught our eye as it showcases Shin Dong-hyuk, the protagonist of Blaine Harden’s Escape from Camp 14. For those of you who missed it, Anderson Cooper did an interview with Shin back in December […]
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 […]