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What Do North Korean Defectors Think of the Recent Peninsula Diplomacy?
May 19, 2018

What Do North Korean Defectors Think of the Recent Peninsula Diplomacy?

By Clint Work
Getting a sense of what an under-represented constituency might think of the North Korean overtures.

North Korean Soldier Makes Dramatic Defection Across the DMZ
November 25, 2017

North Korean Soldier Makes Dramatic Defection Across the DMZ

By Hyunmin Michael Kang
South Korea’s loudspeaker broadcasting system, pumping K-Pop northward, may have played a role in the man’s defection.
Don't Forget the Treatment of North Korean Defectors
February 14, 2017

Don't Forget the Treatment of North Korean Defectors

By John Hemmings and Talia Jessener
With all the outrage over Trump's refugee ban, where is the anger over Russia and China's treatment of North Koreans?

North Korean Defectors: Floods More Damaging Than the World Thinks
November 04, 2016

North Korean Defectors: Floods More Damaging Than the World Thinks

By John Power
North Korean defectors believe official figures far underreport the scale of the disaster.

North Korean Defectors to South Hit 13-Year Low
January 15, 2016

North Korean Defectors to South Hit 13-Year Low

By John Power
The number of North Korean defectors reaching the South has declined severely since Kim Jong-un took power.

Human Trafficking Thrives Where Rule of Law Ends
March 16, 2015

Human Trafficking Thrives Where Rule of Law Ends

By Olivia Enos
Solving Asia’s enormous human trafficking problem will require trained law enforcement and non-corrupt judicial systems.

Truth, Human Rights, and Shin Dong-hyuk: A Moment for Consideration
January 21, 2015

Truth, Human Rights, and Shin Dong-hyuk: A Moment for Consideration

By Steven Denney
The ramifications of a prominent North Korean defector admitting parts of his life story were fabricated.
Murders Strain Frayed China-North Korea Ties
January 08, 2015

Murders Strain Frayed China-North Korea Ties

By Ankit Panda
A North Korean army defector killed four Chinese citizens in a border town.

The Strange Tale of Yeonmi Park
December 10, 2014

The Strange Tale of Yeonmi Park

By Mary Ann Jolley
A high-profile North Korean defector has harrowing stories to tell. But are they true?

The Women Who Escape From North Korea
November 24, 2014

The Women Who Escape From North Korea

By Kyla Ryan
North Korean women who flee their country are often targets for exploitation.

North Korea Plans Mass Demolition Along Chinese Border
May 23, 2014

North Korea Plans Mass Demolition Along Chinese Border

By Seongmin Lee and Brian Gleason
The regime announces plans widely seen as an intensified border crackdown.
Defector’s Horrifying Drawings of Life in a North Korean Prison Camp Published by UN
February 19, 2014

Defector’s Horrifying Drawings of Life in a North Korean Prison Camp Published by UN

By J.T. Quigley
Crimes against humanity depicted in a series of illustrations reminiscent of the Holocaust.

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