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Number of Elite North Korean Defectors on the Rise
August 19, 2016

Number of Elite North Korean Defectors on the Rise

By Kim Tae-woo
What changing patterns of defections tell us about life under the Kim Jong-un regime.
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

By John Power
Thae Yong-ho, Pyongyang’s deputy ambassador to the U.K. said he is "sick and tired" of the Kim regime.

North Korea's Faceless Defectors
July 27, 2016

North Korea's Faceless Defectors

By Jinny Ha-kyung Kim
Many of those who escape from North Korea hide their identities to protect family back home.

North Korean Defectors and Propaganda Theater
April 22, 2016

North Korean Defectors and Propaganda Theater

By John Power
The North and South Korean governments race to spin a rare mass defection to their own advantage.

13 North Koreans Defect from Overseas Restaurant
April 13, 2016

13 North Koreans Defect from Overseas Restaurant

By Catherine Putz
A rare mass defection may hint at an uptick in defection.
Why Are North Korean Defectors Being Turned Away in Europe?
June 17, 2015

Why Are North Korean Defectors Being Turned Away in Europe?

By John Power
North Koreans' asylum claims are often denied, as European countries define them as South Korean citizens.

North Korea: The True Test for China’s Leaders
January 09, 2015

North Korea: The True Test for China’s Leaders

By Xie Tao
If Xi Jinping is truly to start a new era of Chinese foreign policy, he has to normalize China-North Korea relations.
4 Chinese Citizens Killed by Suspected North Korean Deserter
January 06, 2015

4 Chinese Citizens Killed by Suspected North Korean Deserter

By Shannon Tiezzi
The murders, part of a robbery spree, could further damage China-North Korea ties.

Korean Analysts Almost as Divided as North and South
November 13, 2014

Korean Analysts Almost as Divided as North and South

By Robert Potter
The sanctions vs. engagement debate is heated, to say the least. But is there a middle ground?

North Korea: Defectors and Their Skeptics
October 29, 2014

North Korea: Defectors and Their Skeptics

By John Power
Some skeptics are publicly doubting the horrific stories being told by North Korean defectors.

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