North Korea tourism
January 06, 2023
North Korea Likely to Lift Pandemic Border Restrictions in 2023
By Sangsoo Lee
North Korea’s quest to strengthen its military power will require financial backing – which means reopening borders for trade and migrant workers.
November 21, 2019
The Trouble With Resuming Mount Kumgang Tourism
By Saeme Kim
Pyongyang’s move to demolish South Korean facilities has Seoul in a bind, but jumping to restart cooperation would be unwise.
November 01, 2019
Can North Korea Succeed in Mount Kumgang Without South Korea?
By Tae-jun Kang
Making Mount Kumgang into a profitable tourist destination will be difficult without South Korean cooperation.
October 30, 2019
North Korea Refuses Meeting With South Over Resort Demolition Plan
By Associated Press
Kim Jong Un wants to remove South Korean-made facilities at Mount Kumgang, once a symbol of inter-Korean exchanges.
March 30, 2019
What’s Behind North Korea’s Recent Efforts to Promote Its Education Sector?
By Tae-jun Kang
North Korean propaganda has been unusually fixated on praising the country's education sector. Why?
August 05, 2017
In Otto’s Memory: Developing Peaceful Tourism in North Korea
By Paul with Joseph Yi
The U.S. should reconsider its ban on tourism to North Korea.
June 21, 2017
After Otto Warmbier's Death, Can the US Ban Travel to North Korea?
By Timothy S. Rich
A travel ban, besides being a rarity, would be hard to create and enforce.
May 12, 2017
Countering North Korea's Hostage Diplomacy
By Lee Min-yong
Tourism in North Korea not only funds the regime, it also provides useful leverage in the form of arrested tourists.
March 06, 2017
After Assassination, Malaysia Cuts Back North Korea Ties
By Bruce Harrison
After the Kim Jong-nam assassination, Malaysia's visa-free deal with North Korea looks all but dead.
April 27, 2014
Running a Marathon in North Korea
By Han Zhang
The Hermit Kingdom invites amateur runners to take part in a marathon in Pyongyang for the first time.
August 06, 2013
Chinese Tourists Make Noise in North Korea
Bringing candy and noise, Chinese tourists have made their presence known in North Korea.
April 25, 2013
Debunking Panorama Paranoia: North Korea Tour Leader Simon Cockerell
Simon Cockerell of Koryo Tours on what it’s really like to visit North Korea.
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