April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019
Show me the money: dealmaking and development in the DPRK – NKNews Podcast ep.17
Show me the money: dealmaking and development in the DPRK – NKNews Podcast ep.17
Aidan Foster-Carter discusses North Korea's spending habits, sports diplomacy, and the Trump summit
May 7th, 2018

Month in Review

Until about the mid-1970’s, North Korea’s economy actually outpaced that of the South. Since then, it has been on a downward spiral, somewhat from the collapse of the communist bloc but more than anything, due to the DPRK’s poor decision-making.

In this episode of the North Korea News Podcast, Aidan Foster-Carter details his decades-long observation of the North Korean economy, his evaluation of the inter-Korean summit, and what needs to happen next in order to make real positive gains between the two Koreas.

Aidan Foster-Carter is an honorary senior research fellow in Sociology and Modern Korea at Leeds. He is also a freelance analyst and consultant: covering the politics and economics of both South and North Korea for, amongst others, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Oxford Analytica, and BBC World Service. A prolific writer on and frequent visitor to the Korean Peninsula, he has lectured on Korean and kindred topics to varied audiences in 20 countries on every continent.

About the podcast: The “North Korea News Podcast” is a weekly podcast hosted exclusively by NK News, covering all things DPRK: from news to extended interviews with leading experts and analysts in the field and insight from our very own journalists.

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