The family of Jeffrey Fowle, his wife Tatyana (2nd R) and children Alex (L), Chris (2nd L) and Stephanie, surrounds family attorney Tim Tepe after Tepe read a family statement in Lebanon, Ohio (REUTERS/Skip Peterson).

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From North Korean Captivity to Freedom: Jeffrey Fowle

October 22, 2014, Katharine H.S. Moon

Jeffrey Fowle—an American detainee held in North Korea for over six months—was recently released to the United States, a move that has surprised many observers. Katharine Moon discusses what this move could mean, especially in the context of North Korea's recent series of surprise diplomatic efforts in the absence of its leader, Kim Jong-un.

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