Blaine Harden is a contributor to the Economist, based in Seattle, having completed a tour as the Washington Posts bureau chief in Tokyo. He is the prize-winning, acclaimed author of two books: Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent and A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia.
The cruelty of dictators is best understood by talking to their victims. That’s why in my two books about North Korea’s dictatorial Kim family I have focused on escaped survivors. My books examine the Kim dynasty from radically different angles.
A leading North Korea analyst sees something new and substantial from Kim Jong Un, a shift that is "not normal Nort… https://t.co/jC9i1nTyFl
by @blaineharden - 13 hours ago
RT @annafifield: Showing the significance of today's announcement: North Korea has brought out its veteran anchor (the Walter Cronkite of N…
by @blaineharden - 3 days ago
Sanctions may well be hurting North Korea and pushing it to bargaining table, says an expert who examines hard evid… https://t.co/visDAJGj0s
by @blaineharden - 4 days ago
Smart rich get hitched, smart poor not so much. https://t.co/kVJNCcmCTH
by @blaineharden - 5 days ago
RT @Sokeel: Very bad news: Only 192 North Korean refugees made it to South Korea in Q1, 31% down on the same period last year (which was th…
by @blaineharden - 7 days ago