The Human Costs of Korean Division

Governance, Human Rights
The division of the Korean peninsula continues to incur definitive political, social, and economic costs. The human costs of division, however, are often forgotten. .. The division of the Korean peninsula continues to incur definitive political, social, and economic costs.…

Toward a New Policy and Strategy for North Korea

Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Nuclear Weapons
A new report titled “Toward a New Policy and Strategy for North Korea co-authored by Dr. Victor Cha and Ambassador Robert Gallucci was published this month. The report seeks to bridge the gap between the national security and human rights communities and argues for a new U.S. policy that integrates efforts toward dealing with North Korean security threats with approaches that focus on human freedom in the country.

The Merits of Conducting Surveys Inside North Korea

Human Rights
, by The survey conducted inside North Korea on behalf of CSIS Beyond Parallel is noteworthy because it employs standardized questionnaires for response consistency and draws samples from a wide cross-section of the North Korean population...   The survey conducted inside North Korea on behalf of CSIS Beyond Parallel is noteworthy…

Commentary: Dissatisfaction But No Evidence Yet of A Pyongyang Spring

Economics, Human Rights
, by Poll confirms that many North Koreans depend on the markets than on the public distribution system (PDS)... The Beyond Parallel poll appears to have overcome two major hurdles faced by other North Korea surveys: an over-reliance on North Korean defectors and over-reliance on people from the border provinces with China, who continue…

Meager Rations, Banned Markets, and Growing Anger Toward Government

Analysis, Economics, Governance, Human Rights
A opinion poll of North Koreans revealed a clear sense of discontent about what the government provides its citizens... A Beyond Parallel descriptive survey of North Koreans currently residing in North Korea revealed a clear sense of discontent among respondents about what the government provides its citizens. North Koreans know they do not live…