June 02, 2020

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

Analysis

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
Analysis

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
Analysis

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
Analysis

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
Analysis

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
Analysis

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
Analysis

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
Analysis

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
Analysis

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
Analysis

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
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