The Dear Reader: DPRK Observations & Musings

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The 12 Days of DPRK Christmas

They don’t do Christmas carols in North Korea. Even if Christianity were no longer outlawed, there remains at the end of 2013 very little for the country’s citizens to be joyful about.

Which leaves the holiday-themed protest song. Something like, say, “The 12 Days of DPRK” – hummed quietly and cumulatively, whenever the NK Man is looking the other way.

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The Slippery Slope of Chair Lift Diplomacy

First, North Korea got the rebuff from Austrian firm Doppelmayr, the world’s leading provider of chair lift and cable car technology for alpine ski sorts. Then, it was the turn of French company POMA to just say “non” to the country’s Masik Pass needs.

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Kim Jong-un Continues to Take a Page from The Donald

It suddenly hit me the other day: Kim Jong-un is Donald Trump. He brands everything with his name; likes to shout “You’re a sea of fire!” across the DMZ conference table at South Korea; and everything about him, in the celebrity-leader culture of the DPRK, screams apprentice.

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The Day USS Pueblo Servicemen Gave North Korea the Finger

It happened in the fall of 1968.

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Remembering One of the Original U.S. Prisoners of the Korean War

There are a couple of different ways to pay tribute this weekend to the late Larry Zellers, a Texas-born missionary who was captured by North Korean soldiers in Kaesong on June 25th, 1950 and held as a POW until 1953.

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