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Massive statues of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 12, 2015. (ze Dirk/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Greetings from Fierce Leaders in North Korea

Massive statues of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 12, 2015. (ze Dirk/Flickr) more
Joseph Kim and his new book 'Under the Same Sky: From Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America.' (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Chaos under the Surface: Joseph Kim Recounts the Great Famine in North Korea

The story of Joseph Kim, a North Korean refugee and, now, the author of a new memoir, Under the Same Sky: Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America. more
Boats bob up and down under the stormy grey sky in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 12, 2015. (ze Dirk/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Floating Below the Mist in North Korea

Boats bob up and down under the stormy grey sky in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 12, 2015. (ze Dirk/Flickr) more
Joseph Kim and his new book 'Under the Same Sky: From Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America.' (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Interview: From North Korea to NYC, Defector Recounts His Unlikely Journey

North Korea is completely isolated politically and geographically," says author Joseph Kim. "So in some ways it’s tempting for us to think of North Koreans as aliens from another Earth. But we are all basically the same people." more
A man rushes past a war memorial statute in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 12, 2015. (ze Dirk/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Walking Past History in North Korea

A man rushes past a war memorial statute in Pyongyang, North Korea on April 12, 2015. (ze Dirk/Flickr) more

Famine in North Korea: A Survivor's Tale

Please join ASSC & Korea Foundation for a discussion with Joseph Kim, North Korean defector & author, Under the Same Sky: From Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America and Sohn Jie-Ae, former CNN reporter in Korea, will moderate. more
An Iranian youth listens to music as he walks through central Tehran. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Weekly Rewind: Iran's 'Generation Normal,' Nepal's Child Goddess, and a Trip to the North Korea-China Border

Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content from the past seven days that you may have missed. more
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