North Korea: Country Profiles

For those of  you who are frequent international travelers you may already know about the CIA World Factbook. So instead of just posting how that United States officially profiles North Korea (or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), I will supply profiles from various countries to how they characterize the DPRK. Some are more detailed in their descriptions of rules for visitors than others.

U.S. – CIA World Factbook North Korea

State Department on North Korea

U.K. – Gov.UK Travel Abroad North Korea

Canada – Travel.cg.ca – Korea, North (DPRK)

Sweden – Official DPRK Embassy Statement

 

India – India – DPRK Relations

Australia: Democratic Republic of Korea

Egypt: A Brief History of Relations between Egypt and the DPRK

Brazil: Message from the DPRK Ambassador

 

 

 

Iran and Islam

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This post is about explaining Iran’s special place in the Islamic world. Here are some great articles on Khomeini-ism, the conflict been different religious branches, and Iran’s evolving views on theocracy and populism with an Islamic framework.

U.S. Institute of Peace – The Iran Primer: Iran and Islam

Places of Peace and Power – Shi’a Islam

Council on Foreign Relations – Religion and Politics in Iran

Stratfor – In Iran, Political Change At a Measured Pace

Al-Jazeera – Iran’s Election Campaigns

Pew Research – Restrictions on Women’s Religious Attire (world)

New York Times – Cautiously, Iranians Reclaim Public Spaces and Liberties Long Suppressed

 

 

 

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