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    Making sense of North Korea’s pullout from the Kaesong Liaison Office
    21:45 24 March, 2019   Christopher Green

    North Korea informed South Korea of its decision to withdraw all staff from the Kaesong liaison office on March 22, saying that the measure reflects “instructions from the superior authority.”The Korean term used, sangbu (upper) makes it clear that the de...

    How North Korea might be financing its trade deficit with China

    How, exactly, has North Korea managed to finance its bilateral trade deficit wit...

    02:59 22 March, 2019  L. Byrne, M. Noland, and S. Haggard
    What to make of North Korean threats to withdraw from diplomacy with the U.S.

    Senior North Korean diplomat Choe Son Hui, officially the country’s Vice Minis...

    06:22 15 March, 2019  Ankit Panda
    How the North is run: industry and the planned economy

    This essay is a part of a larger series examining some of North Korea’s key in...

    00:47 15 March, 2019  Fyodor Tertitskiy
    North Korea's 14th Supreme People's Assembly: insights from the results

    The results of the North Korean Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) elections on M...

    07:13 14 March, 2019  Rachel Minyoung Lee
    Why, increasingly, North Korea's economy looks like its Special Economic Zones

    It is widely believed that Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are a way for North Kor...

    05:31 13 March, 2019  Peter Ward
    Kim Jong Un's appearances in February: diplomacy dominates the month

    Kim Jong Un made ten public appearances in February, an approximately twofold in...

    08:06 12 March, 2019  Rachel Minyoung Lee
    How the failed Hanoi summit could impact the North Korean economy

    Last week's Hanoi summit resulted in no agreement, and the prospects for inter-K...

    02:09 08 March, 2019  Peter Ward
    After Hanoi, what? Three indicators to watch for in North Korea

    Kim Jong Un’s return home from Vietnam early morning of March 5 was greeted wi...

    02:15 07 March, 2019  Rachel Minyoung Lee

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