May 19, 2024

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Natalia Matveeva

Natalia Matveeva holds a Ph.D. in modern Korean history from the London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and is a research fellow at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences.

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Shunning isolation: North Korea’s forgotten attempt to build trade ties with UK
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Shunning isolation: North Korea’s forgotten attempt to build trade ties with UK

Pyongyang has pursued economic exchanges with West in past, showing its status as ‘hermit kingdom’ is not inevitable

Shunning isolation: North Korea’s forgotten attempt to build trade ties with UK
The historical roots of North Korea’s notoriously-unreliable statistics

The historical roots of North Korea’s notoriously-unreliable statistics

From grain cultivation to heavy industry, manipulation of data made numbers larger than reality

The historical roots of North Korea’s notoriously-unreliable statistics
Natalia Matveeva June 27, 2019
Dizzy with success: North Korea’s ambitious, and troubled, first five year plan

Dizzy with success: North Korea’s ambitious, and troubled, first five year plan

The DPRK's first experience with long-term economic planning produced mixed results

Dizzy with success: North Korea’s ambitious, and troubled, first five year plan
Natalia Matveeva May 27, 2019
Why the USSR tried — and failed — to slow North Korean collectivization

Why the USSR tried — and failed — to slow North Korean collectivization

Kim Il Sung's 1950s agrarian reforms further deepened the gap between Moscow and Pyongyang

Why the USSR tried — and failed — to slow North Korean collectivization
Natalia Matveeva April 22, 2019