May 30, 2019

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“Promises are made to be kept”; an aphorism suggesting that promises between sovereign states are more binding than those between individuals and should be enforced by international law. The Republic of Korea (henceforth, South Korea) and the D...

May 2, 2019

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By David Lee Former NKR Intern

Linguistic differences between the two Koreas are commonly cited as examples of how different the two countries have become from one another. In South Korea, there is a consensus...

January 13, 2016

By NKR Intern Dwayne Melendez 



The recent alleged H-bomb test by North Korea has sparked yet another round of the usual speculation and incredulousness at the audacity of North Korea’s defiance of international norms.  Hawks discuss the threat posed by North Korea whi...

June 8, 2015

There is currently a diverse range of tools used by social scientists to analyze and understand their areas of interest. Among those, the tools that are familiar to me and relevant to North Korean studies will be discussed briefly. As Professor Ian Shapiro from Yale Un...

After taking office, Park Geun Hye has expressed the government’s strong will towards unifying the two Koreas through the Dresden Declaration, and has inaugurated a special reunification committee for establishing practical, detailed reunification plans. As she engag...

April 23, 2015

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