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North Korean economy sandwiched by the dragon and tiger

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North Korean economy sandwiched by the dragon and tiger

Part 6 of 6 in our Inside the Hermit Kingdom series on the people and culture of North Korea. Worldfocus multimedia producer Ben Piven writes about the stark contrast between the stagnant North Korean economy and the booming economies of China and South Korea to the north and south.

Posted: November 20, 2009 15:41   Comments: 3
Kim Jong-il’s North Korea welcomes legal U.S. tourists

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Kim Jong-il’s North Korea welcomes legal U.S. tourists

Part 5 of 6 in our "Inside the Hermit Kingdom" series on the people and culture of North Korea. Multimedia producer Ben Piven's video chronicles his five-day trip in August. Watch original footage of the Pyongyang Metro, rural countryside, Demilitarized Zone and everyday North Koreans.

Posted: November 13, 2009 17:40   Comments: 6
South Korea struggles to provide for more North Koreans

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South Korea struggles to provide for more North Koreans

South Korea’s Unification Ministry has requested funds to beef up its resettlement facilities for defectors from the North -- as the number of refugees arriving from its destitute neighbor keeps climbing. A Worldfocus contributing blogger discusses the chronic unemployment among 16,000 North Koreans now living in the South.

Posted: October 21, 2009 11:50   Comments: 1
South Korea launches first rocket into space

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South Korea launches first rocket into space

South Korea has launched its first rocket, claiming that the test was for purely scientific and peaceful purposes. The launch comes at a time of thawing relations with the country's neighbor to the north.

Posted: August 25, 2009 10:29   Comments: 1
Decoding the North Korean media on Bill Clinton

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Decoding the North Korean media on Bill Clinton

The homecoming of American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling dominated the news in the U.S. this week, but what's the North Korean media saying about the incident?

Posted: August 6, 2009 16:15   Comments: 1
North Korea sends signal with journalists’ release

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North Korea sends signal with journalists’ release

American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee are finally back on American soil, freed after a surprise visit to North Korea by former President Bill Clinton. Charles Armstrong of Columbia University discusses North Korea's motives in releasing the two Americans.

Posted: August 5, 2009 14:56   Comments: 4
U.S. urges strong response to N. Korea rocket launch

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U.S. urges strong response to N. Korea rocket launch

The United States said on Monday that it will continue to press the United Nations Security Council for a strong response to this weekend's rocket launch by North Korea, a rocket that President Obama said could be used for long-range missiles. Leon Sigal of the Social Science Research Council discusses the implications of the launch.

Posted: April 6, 2009 15:32   Comments: 6
Diplomacy should trump name-calling in dealing with Korea

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Diplomacy should trump name-calling in dealing with Korea

North Korea launched a rocket on Sunday, but failed to put a satellite into orbit as hoped. Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner discusses the implications of the launch and the changing face of the U.S. approach to North Korea.

Posted: April 6, 2009 13:29   Comments: 3
Northeast Asia’s interests heighten on Korean peninsula

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Northeast Asia’s interests heighten on Korean peninsula

A Worldfocus contributing citizen journalist examines the interests of North Korea's neighboring countries.

Posted: September 17, 2008 11:24   Comments: 0

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