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North Korean Soldier Makes Dramatic Defection Across the DMZ
November 25, 2017
North Korean Soldier Makes Dramatic Defection Across the DMZ
South Korea’s loudspeaker broadcasting system, pumping K-Pop northward, may have played a role in the man’s defection.
North Korean Soldier Makes Dramatic Defection Across the DMZ
Former North Korea Diplomat Begins New Life as Regime Critic 
December 23, 2016
Former North Korea Diplomat Begins New Life as Regime Critic 
Thae Yong-ho, once one of North Korea's highest-ranking diplomats, pledges to devote his life to reunification.
Former North Korea Diplomat Begins New Life as Regime Critic 
UN Again Takes Up North Korea's Human Rights Abuses
December 14, 2016
UN Again Takes Up North Korea's Human Rights Abuses
North Korea's human rights situation is highlighted at the UN Security Council and in a recent UN report.
UN Again Takes Up North Korea's Human Rights Abuses
More High-Level North Korean Defectors Jump Ship: Media
October 06, 2016
More High-Level North Korean Defectors Jump Ship: Media
Reports say diplomats and even a teenage math genius are seeking to leave North Korea.
More High-Level North Korean Defectors Jump Ship: Media
More Women Face North Korean Prison Camp: Report
September 02, 2016
More Women Face North Korean Prison Camp: Report
North Korea expanded one of its notorious prison camps to make room for women, a US NGO reports.
More Women Face North Korean Prison Camp: Report
Number of Elite North Korean Defectors on the Rise
August 19, 2016
Number of Elite North Korean Defectors on the Rise
What changing patterns of defections tell us about life under the Kim Jong-un regime.
Number of Elite North Korean Defectors on the Rise
North Korean Diplomat’s Defection Raises Questions About Regime’s Control
August 18, 2016
North Korean Diplomat’s Defection Raises Questions About Regime’s Control
Thae Yong-ho, Pyongyang’s deputy ambassador to the U.K. said he is "sick and tired" of the Kim regime.
North Korean Diplomat’s Defection Raises Questions About Regime’s Control
North Korea's Faceless Defectors
July 27, 2016
North Korea's Faceless Defectors
Many of those who escape from North Korea hide their identities to protect family back home.
North Korea's Faceless Defectors
North Korean Defectors and Propaganda Theater
April 22, 2016
North Korean Defectors and Propaganda Theater
The North and South Korean governments race to spin a rare mass defection to their own advantage.
North Korean Defectors and Propaganda Theater
13 North Koreans Defect from Overseas Restaurant
April 13, 2016
13 North Koreans Defect from Overseas Restaurant
A rare mass defection may hint at an uptick in defection.
13 North Koreans Defect from Overseas Restaurant
Why Are North Korean Defectors Being Turned Away in Europe?
June 17, 2015
Why Are North Korean Defectors Being Turned Away in Europe?
North Koreans' asylum claims are often denied, as European countries define them as South Korean citizens.
Why Are North Korean Defectors Being Turned Away in Europe?
North Korea: The True Test for China’s Leaders
January 09, 2015
North Korea: The True Test for China’s Leaders
If Xi Jinping is truly to start a new era of Chinese foreign policy, he has to normalize China-North Korea relations.
North Korea: The True Test for China’s Leaders
4 Chinese Citizens Killed by Suspected North Korean Deserter
January 06, 2015
4 Chinese Citizens Killed by Suspected North Korean Deserter
The murders, part of a robbery spree, could further damage China-North Korea ties.
4 Chinese Citizens Killed by Suspected North Korean Deserter
Korean Analysts Almost as Divided as North and South
November 13, 2014
Korean Analysts Almost as Divided as North and South
The sanctions vs. engagement debate is heated, to say the least. But is there a middle ground?
Korean Analysts Almost as Divided as North and South
North Korea: Defectors and Their Skeptics
October 29, 2014
North Korea: Defectors and Their Skeptics
Some skeptics are publicly doubting the horrific stories being told by North Korean defectors.
North Korea: Defectors and Their Skeptics
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