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The Trouble With Resuming Mount Kumgang Tourism
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.

Can North Korea Succeed in Mount Kumgang Without South Korea?
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.
North Korea Refuses Meeting With South Over Resort Demolition Plan
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.

What’s Behind North Korea’s Recent Efforts to Promote Its Education Sector?
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?

In Otto’s Memory: Developing Peaceful Tourism in North Korea
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.

After Otto Warmbier's Death, Can the US Ban Travel 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.

Countering North Korea's Hostage Diplomacy
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.
After Assassination, Malaysia Cuts Back North Korea Ties
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.

Running a Marathon in North Korea
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.

Chinese Tourists Make Noise in North Korea
August 06, 2013

Chinese Tourists Make Noise in North Korea

Bringing candy and noise, Chinese tourists have made their presence known in North Korea.

Debunking Panorama Paranoia: North Korea Tour Leader Simon Cockerell
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.

Tours to North Korea Continue Amid Rising Tensions
April 11, 2013

Tours to North Korea Continue Amid Rising Tensions

Despite alarming international media reports, some foreign tour companies are still entering North Korea.

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