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Steven Borowiec

North Korean Leader Avoids Yet Another World Leader

The Korea Center's contributing writer Steven Borowiec shares his opinion about last week’s announcement that Kim Jong Un will not make the trip to Moscow in May. more

Escaping from North Korea: A Defector's Story

Joseph Kim shares his story of suffering, survival and his journey from North Korea to the US more
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe  pose with US President Barack Obama and US First Lady Michelle Obama before a state dinner at the White House April 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Weekly Rewind: Scenes From Nepal's Countryside, Pro Wrestling in North Korea, and Obama's Haiku

Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content from the past seven days that you may have missed. more
Thai locals and foreigners take part in a city-wide water fight on April 15, 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/Getty Images)

Weekly Rewind: A Marathon in Pyongyang, A Gem-Encrusted Wedding in Brunei, and the World's Biggest Water Fight

Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content from the past seven days that you may have missed. more
North Korean defector Shin Dong-hyuk (R) and author Blaine Harden (L) meet with former President George W. Bush in 2013. (Flickr/Freddy Ford)

Video: Blaine Harden Discusses Retractions by North Korean Prison Camp Survivor Shin Dong-hyuk

Author of ‘Escape from Camp 14’ addresses recent revelations that the North Korean defector depicted in his book lied about some details of his story. more

Blaine Harden Discusses Shin Dong-hyuk Prison Camp Retractions

Blaine Harden, author of the non-fiction book Escape from Camp 14, discusses recent revelations that the North Korean prison camp survivor depicted in his book retracted parts of his story. more

What We Know: Writing on North Korea (Complete)

Mike Cowin, Blaine Harden, and Adam Johnson join North Korea defector Joseph Kim in a panel discussion centered on lessons learned from writing about North Korea. more
Author Suki Kim. (Ed Kashi)

Journalist Depicts 'Human World' of North Korea

Author Suki Kim taught English at a private university in Pyongyang for six months, while also working surreptitiously on a memoir. more
Author Suki Kim. (Ed Kashi)

Interview: Suki Kim Aims to Depict 'Human World' of North Korea in Undercover Memoir

Author Suki Kim taught English at a private university in Pyongyang for six months, while also working surreptitiously on a memoir. more
Photo by Ed Kashi

Young Professionals: Author Suki Kim's "Without You, There Is No Us"

Journalist Suki Kim shares her experience teaching English in North Korea during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign. more