September 25, 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.


How South Korea’s entry into the Indo Pacific initiative will impact North Korea

The initiative will help Seoul deal with Pyongyang, no matter what — and it could help keep Chinese influence at bay

Jonathan R. Corrado September 14, 2020

Why North Korea blames ‘bourgeois culture’ and conducts foreign media shakedowns

A recent state media article suggests that DPRK leadership is increasingly threatened by foreign influence

Jonathan R. Corrado July 23, 2020

The impact of sanctions, coronavirus, and response measures on the DPRK economy

Increased state control over the economy and coinciding external developments could spell trouble for many North Koreans

Jonathan R. Corrado April 30, 2020

The UN report on North Korea sanctions: implications for policymakers

Proven and newer evasion techniques have evolved in complexity, making sanctions more difficult to implement

Jonathan R. Corrado April 17, 2020

ROK-U.S. cost-sharing talks: what’s at stake in the battle between the allies

Amid broader efforts to get allies to pay more, a U.S. deal with South Korea could affect deals with Germany and Japan

Jonathan R. Corrado April 3, 2020

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
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