April 02, 2020


Jonathan R. Corrado

Jonathan Corrado regularly writes and speaks about security, diplomacy, and socioeconomic change on the Korean Peninsula and surrounding region, having recently co-authored a report titled “Making North Korea Creditworthy: How it will finance its post nuclear development,” and a scoping paper for the United Nations Program in Support of Peace and Cooperation in Northeast Asia. He has presented at international relations conferences hosted by Oxford, Harvard, and Johns Hopkins universities, as well as in Geneva, Beijing, and Brussels. Jonathan previously served as a translator for Daily NK, a due diligence investigator for Steele Compliance Solutions, and an intern research analyst for the Congressional Research Service. He is a graduate of the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service M.A. in Asian Studies Program.


North Korea’s coronavirus crackdown: the economic impact so far

Some measures have been necessary precautions against an outbreak, but others are unnecessarily harming the market

Jonathan R. Corrado February 25, 2020

How foreign media is changing the ways North Koreans view the outside world

New technology is allowing ordinary people to access sources of information other than Party-approved state media

Jonathan R. Corrado January 28, 2020

How technology impacts foreign media consumption, and crackdowns, in North Korea

For ordinary people, connecting with the outside world is an ever-evolving cat and mouse game with the authorities

Jonathan R. Corrado January 23, 2020

Back to the future: Kim puts North Korea’s economy on a backwards path

The DPRK leader's speech at the recent plenum indicates the country may become even more insular to withstand sanctions

Jonathan R. Corrado January 8, 2020

How fragmented multilateralism is playing into the hands of North Korea

The Kim regime is surviving in the cracks created by great power rivalry and disputes between the U.S. and its allies

Jonathan R. Corrado December 20, 2019

The “silent war”: Kim Jong Un’s battle for North Korean hearts and minds

The DPRK leader needs economic development, but too much openness risks the ideological corruption of the people

Jonathan R. Corrado November 13, 2019

How a Democratic win in 2020 could change U.S. policy on North Korea

Democrats are unanimous in their calls for more traditional diplomacy, rejection of Trump's personalistic style

Jonathan R. Corrado October 25, 2019

U.S.-ROK military cost-sharing negotiations: a history and lessons for the future

U.S. should remember the alliance's strategic value when pursuing the 11th SMA deal

Jonathan R. Corrado October 2, 2019

How cyberattacks are generating billions in illicit revenue for North Korea

A UNSC report states hacks have contributed $2 billion to date for weapons programs

Jonathan R. Corrado September 12, 2019

North Korea’s financial services sector: state banks versus the “Donju”?

DPRK banks must shake untrustworthy image amid competition for depleting foreign currency

Jonathan R. Corrado August 22, 2019
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