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The End of North Korea

Gabriel Mizrahi | Posted 11.12.2012 | World
Gabriel Mizrahi

Predictions about the end of North Korea keep coming, but the truth about the regime seems to elude most analysts.

'Big Human Losses' In North Korean Floods

Reuters | Posted 09.27.2012 | World

SEOUL, July 28 (Reuters) - Severe flooding across North Korea has killed 88 people and left tens of thousands homeless, state media reported late on...

My North Korean Magical Mystery Tour: How I Joined The Circus (PHOTOS)

Illya Szilak | Posted 08.18.2012 | Travel
Illya Szilak

I take a picture of my North Korean visa. I've been warned that the authorities will confiscate it upon arrival. My passport will not be stamped either.

N. Korea Ramps Up work At Nuke Site

Posted 05.22.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has ramped up work at its nuclear test site, according to an analysis of satellite images released Tuesday, a day a...

Pyongyang and Tehran

Michael Brenner | Posted 06.19.2012 | World
Michael Brenner

North Korea's military capabilities and intentions get scant attention in the American media, among politicians, and in Congress, in contrast to the all-consuming obsession with Iran. Why?

North Korea Power Supplies 'Evaporate' As Country Plunges Into Freezing Winter

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2012 | World

By Jeremy Laurence SEOUL, Feb 1 (Reuters) - North Korea's capital faces its worst electricity shortages in years just as a new leader...

Michael Calderone

Associated Press Opens North Korea Bureau | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.16.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- When Associated Press executives and journalists attempted to open a North Korean bureau last month, they arrived in Pyongyang just hours ...

A Private Citizen in North Korea

Jack Rosen | Posted 03.05.2012 | World
Jack Rosen

As North Koreans mourn the death of Kim Jong Il, and the world wonders what the future holds with his 20-something untested youngest son set to take control of a nuclear nation, my thoughts return to a somewhat unlikely visit to a country like no other.

The Dear Leader's Death Creates Dangers and Hopes

Eric Margolis | Posted 02.18.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Kim's death now presents fruitful opportunities for the US and its Asian allies to engage with North Korea and nudge it towards less paranoid, more economically productive behavior.

Kim Jong Il Death: A Reclusive Leader In A Hermit State

Posted 12.19.2011 | World

SEOUL, Dec 19 (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, revered at home by a propaganda machine that turned him into a demi-god and vilified in the...

PHOTOS: The 15 Most Beautiful Subway Stops In The World

BootsnAll | Posted 02.04.2012 | Travel

Lavish, old subway stops in allow passengers to travel back in time as they walk long corridors filled with antique chandeliers and other decadent embellishments.

Managing an Unmanageable North Korea

Leon V. Sigal | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
Leon V. Sigal

By refusing to negotiate in earnest with North Korea, the Obama administration has taken a fateful step toward renewed confrontation.

10 Fascinating Forbidding Places

Shermans Travel | Posted 11.29.2011 | Travel
Shermans Travel

The same impulse that drew 16th-century explorers into uncharted oceans may compel today's intrepid travelers to ignore State Department travel warnings.

PHOTOS: An Insider's Look At North Korean Daily Life

Posted 10.07.2011 | World

It's known as one of the world's most isolated nations, the subject of intense global speculation as it makes headlines for a long-range rocket launch...

PHOTOS: 'Hotel Of Doom' Exterior Completed

Posted 09.12.2011 | Arts

The massive Ryugyong Hotel, which towers over the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, has long been symbolic for all the wrong reasons. Built from 1987...

Kim Jong-Il Ready To Talk

ReutersNorth Korean leader ready to restart talks on any issue: Carter | Posted 06.28.2011 | World

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is willing to hold talks without preconditions on "any" issue, former President Jimmy Carter said at...

North Koreans Mark Founder's Birthday

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.15.2011 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Bearing bouquets and dressed in their finest, row after row of North Koreans bowed deeply on cue at the foot of a toweri...

Egypt's Biggest Businessman's Deep North Korea Connections

GlobalPost | Donald Kirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea -- Egypt's biggest businessman holding hands with Kim Jong Il. This image, from an official photograph that also features the Dear...

The U.S.-China Summit and the Korean Peninsula: Is Cooperation Possible?

Richard C. Bush III | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard C. Bush III

Many issues will confront US and Chinese leadership when President Hu Jintao visits Washington this month. Will either country demonstrate cooperation on regional security issues?

China's Free Rider Syndrome

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Will Marshall

There is no method to North Korea's madness. And as long as China keeps enabling Pyongyang's belligerent behavior, the world's response will remain dangerous.

Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

Behind the bells and whistles of President Obama's State of the Union, North Korea, the international pariah state, continued to make concrete belligerent moves in its foreign policy this week.

North Korea: A Nice Place to Visit?

Dan Pashman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dan Pashman

If North Korea is serious about attracting American tourists they need a cohesive marketing strategy. Free lodging, a Communist Cleanse and a chance to meet Bill Clinton should do the trick.

Kim Jong Il's 007-Style Secret Escape Tunnels Revealed By Defector

Times Online | Richard Lloyd Parry, Asia Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il, has a network of 300 metre (1,000 ft) deep emergency escape tunnels connecting Pyongyang with key sites around t...

North Korean Life Shown (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WorldFocus recently produced a series of videos from a five-day trip as fully legal US tourists to North Korea. This video gives a glimpse into the d...

Clinton in Pyongyang: The Real Deal

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

In all the commentary on Clinton's trip, journalists and pundits spent so much time cataloging North Korea's sins, they missed several key points.