North Korea defector Yeomi Park is Taking Action!

“Kim Jong Un doesn’t like me at all,” says 21-year-old defector from North Korea Yeonmi Park captivated the audience with her remarkable story of survival trekking through the Gobi Desert “Kim Jong Un doesn’t like me at all,” said Yeonmi Park, a 21-year-old North Korean defector turned activist. Talk about an understatement. But this was just one lighthearted line during a moving, tearful discussion on the second night of the Women in the World Summit featuring the dynamic Park, LiNK … [Read more...]

Sheryl WuDunn – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this globally re-known journalist, one who has devoted her life to the pursuit of justice, in the area of human rights. Her work, winning her the Pulitzer Prize, has taken her around the globe from Tiananmen Square, such as the Philippines, Burma and North Korea, as well as Australia through to North America. She is very first Asian American reporter that was hired at the New York Times ... and is now here to celebrate … [Read more...]

Reverend Sun Myung Moon dies at 92

Thanks to the New York Times, The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the Korean evangelist, businessman and self-proclaimed messiah who built a religious movement notable for its mass weddings, fresh-faced proselytizers and links to vast commercial interests, died on Monday in South Korea. He was 92. Mr. Moon died two weeks after being hospitalized with pneumonia, Ahn Ho-yeul, a spokesman for the Unification Church, his religious movement, told The Associated Press. Mr. Moon courted world leaders, … [Read more...]

DPRK: Right Food Gives Confidence To Pregnant Women

DPRK: Right Food Gives Confidence To Pregnant Women SOUTH PYONGYANG - Twenty-nine-year old Kim Yong Sim from the urban up area of Anju City is expecting her baby in two months. With her husband working at a power plant, her family, including her in-laws, are mostly reliant on the food rations provided by the state though the Public Distribution Centres (PDC). Last month, each member of Kim Yong Sim's family received 10.05kg of cereals, however, this month the ration size has been … [Read more...]

No Exit: North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, and International Security

North Korea, Nonproliferation, Nuclear Weapons, Northeast Asia, Arms Control Jonathan Pollack, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, John L. Thornton China Center Routledge Abstract: In his latest publication No Exit: North Korea, Nuclear Weapons and International Security, Jonathan Pollack chronicles the political-military development of the Korean Peninsula since 1945, with particular attention to North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear technology and nuclear weapons. Pollack focuses on how North … [Read more...]

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