February 21, 2024

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

‘Pyongyang Speed’ touted as finished scientist street revealed

‘Pyongyang Speed’ touted as finished scientist street revealed

'Profit' motive might be behind the speedy pace of construction, says analyst

‘Pyongyang Speed’ touted as finished scientist street revealed
JH Ahn
JH Ahn November 4, 2015
Post-unification, a drab future for North(ern) Koreans

Post-unification, a drab future for North(ern) Koreans

Northerners will confront outdated skill sets, diminished social statuses in after regime collapse

Post-unification, a drab future for North(ern) Koreans
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 2, 2015
Let them eat rice: North Korea’s public distribution system

Let them eat rice: North Korea’s public distribution system

‘90s-era collapse of the Communist Bloc left a void, filled by markets and PDS nostalgia

Let them eat rice: North Korea’s public distribution system
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy October 29, 2015
North Korea’s ‘aspirational’ electricity grid

North Korea’s ‘aspirational’ electricity grid

A large grid map in Pyongyang shows the DPRK's current grid, but also appears to include future projects

North Korea’s ‘aspirational’ electricity grid
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne October 28, 2015
North Korea’s ‘aspirational’ electricity grid
NK PRO

North Korea’s ‘aspirational’ electricity grid

A large grid map in Pyongyang shows the DPRK's current grid, but also appears to include future projects

North Korea’s ‘aspirational’ electricity grid
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne October 28, 2015
Would China prop up a collapsing N. Korea?

Would China prop up a collapsing N. Korea?

In part 2 of a series on unification scenarios, we discuss Beijing’s possible reactions to a faltering North

Would China prop up a collapsing N. Korea?
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 26, 2015
Veterans: S.Korean Special Forces can’t infiltrate North Korea

Veterans: S.Korean Special Forces can’t infiltrate North Korea

ROKA-SF lacks the equipment basics required to reach North Korea quickly, carry out its mission and return alive

Veterans: S.Korean Special Forces can’t infiltrate North Korea
JH Ahn
JH Ahn October 22, 2015
North Korean food imports down again in August
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North Korean food imports down again in August

Despite long-running drought, overall food situation appears similar to previous years

North Korean food imports down again in August
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne October 22, 2015
The folly of an inter-Korean confederation

The folly of an inter-Korean confederation

North and South Korea will never reach an agreement on the confederation they claim to want, because it wouldn't work

The folly of an inter-Korean confederation
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 19, 2015
Pyongyang prioritizes party anniversary, economic projects in October
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Pyongyang prioritizes party anniversary, economic projects in October

N. Korean leadership emphasizes role of ruling party around anniversary, pushes science and tech

Pyongyang prioritizes party anniversary, economic projects in October
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi October 17, 2015