May 15, 2018

          As North Korean defectors and migrants evoke both alarm and sympathy from people worldwide, questions emerge as to the role that popular media frames play in crafting public imagination regarding North Korean migrants.  Host to an increasing number of North K...

August 1, 2016

Recently, most North Korean human rights organizations have paid a great deal of attention to North Korean young people commonly known as the “Jangmadang generation”[i] born in the late 1980s, just before the collapse of North Korean planned economy system. Several Nor...

June 1, 2016

Ryu Kyung Ah


Yonsei Institute for North Korean Studies

          As of December 2015, there were 28,795 North Korean defectors in South Korea. Although approximately 3000 defectors entered South Korea during 2009, there has been a gradual decrease, as less than...

April 24, 2016

By Somang Kim

NKR Intern

Without a doubt, “sanctions”, “famine”, “threats”, “nuclear”, “human rights”, etc. are the most ostensible and expected keywords associated with North Korea, and it is that confidence which leads to passivity when understanding North Korea. We se...

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