February 25, 2024

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Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein

Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein is an Associate Scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and co-editor of North Korean Economy Watch.

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The North Korean economy in September 2018: an overview
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The North Korean economy in September 2018: an overview

Domestic prices rose as economic affairs dominated an inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang

The North Korean economy in September 2018: an overview
The North Korean Economy in August 2018: an overview
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The North Korean Economy in August 2018: an overview

Despite a large focus on economic development, no signs yet on what this means in practice

The North Korean Economy in August 2018: an overview
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The North Korean economy in July 2018: an overview
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The North Korean economy in July 2018: an overview

Kim Jong Un conducted a record number of visits as reports of loosening sanctions enforcement continued

The North Korean economy in July 2018: an overview
The North Korean economy in June 2018: an overview
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The North Korean economy in June 2018: an overview

Amid high-profile summits, factory visits, and diplomatic rapprochement, market prices remained stable

The North Korean economy in June 2018: an overview
The North Korean economy in May 2018: an overview
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The North Korean economy in May 2018: an overview

Last month saw Pyongyang reiterate its commitment to autarky and market prices remain stable

The North Korean economy in May 2018: an overview
Beijing’s DPRK sanctions enforcement: “much stronger” than ever before?
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Beijing’s DPRK sanctions enforcement: “much stronger” than ever before?

Reports on waning Chinese commitment must be understood within the broader context

Beijing’s DPRK sanctions enforcement: “much stronger” than ever before?
Engagement 2.0? Issues with re-opening the Kaesong Industrial Complex
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Engagement 2.0? Issues with re-opening the Kaesong Industrial Complex

The now-shuttered project offers some lessons on the limits of North Korean SEZs

Engagement 2.0? Issues with re-opening the Kaesong Industrial Complex
Russia and the North Korean economy: more than meets the eye?
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Russia and the North Korean economy: more than meets the eye?

Both countries hope to increase economic exchange if political circumstances allow

Russia and the North Korean economy: more than meets the eye?
How gas prices show China’s leverage over the North Korean economy
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How gas prices show China’s leverage over the North Korean economy

This year's fluctuations show Beijing can pressure Pyongyang - but other factors are also at work

How gas prices show China’s leverage over the North Korean economy
How much has North Korea’s economy really changed?

How much has North Korea’s economy really changed?

A new book challenges the narrative that marketization in the DPRK is a "bottom-up" phenomena

How much has North Korea’s economy really changed?