April 09, 2020

The North’s history of stagnant development
Moving past a model that distrusted foreign ideas may be key to future success
In the third year of the Kim Jong Un era, the DPRK’s domestic propaganda has been amplifying a recurring theme: scientific and technological innovation as a fast track to economic development.The first visit marking Kim Jong Un’s reappearance after a long absence from public view was to one of the new residential complexes built for scientists, and a look at DPRK media reveals that