One Kim after Another

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

The recent UN report on North Korea likening it to Hitler’s Germany underlined the importance both of John Sweeney’s new book and of his undercover Panorama programme on the country. He sneaked into it last year, posing as an LSE professor (something the school condemned). Sometimes, when dealing with criminals or criminal states, the normal […]

Letter from Seoul

Posted on by Frank Brinkley

The truce camp at Panmunjom on the Korean peninsula must rank among the world’s most surreal sights. Helmeted soldiers in forest-green uniforms clench fists with staged aggression as tourists take snaps (army-regulation dark glasses are a mainstay in the souvenir shop). Beyond the sky-blue UN huts, brown-uniformed North Korean troops peer back through binoculars. Despite […]

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