Tag: North Korea

Hong Gildong: a classic North Korean adventure film or just sophisticated propaganda?

The 1986 film rendition of folk-hero Hong Gildong fulfils many purposes, providing not only an entertaining re-telling of a classic Korean tale, but also a […]

A method to North Korea’s madness?

In a time of renewed tension on the Korean Peninsula, one fact remains unchanged: North Korea has rationality in spades, writes Kate Crompton. Almost like […]

A Prince in Exile: The Mystery Behind Kim Jong Nam’s Assassination

The departure hall was abuzz with the familiar clamour of excited tourists, impatient business-people and frantic parents all hustling to get to the front of […]

The Forgotten Games

As the world marvels over Olympian feats in Rio, Monsoon subeditor Tammy Cho explores why the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) passes another year without […]