Peter Ward is a writer and researcher focusing on the North Korean economy, as well as a PhD candidate at the University of Vienna.
Kim is no longer airing out his social concerns to just his close cadres or the party faithful
Mounting evidence suggests that North Korea will soon allow more imports into the country
DPRK leader Kim Jong Un gave a speech to party cell secretaries last week at a special conference
North Korea hinted that it was going to exert more state control over the economy, but is that really happening?
Large Western retail corporations could serve as a model for Pyongyang’s centrally-planned production
New data shows that the DPRK’s economic stagnation started much earlier than researchers previously thought
North Korea has a similar history to Cuba, but has lagged behind since the collapse of European communism in the 1990s
Kim Jong Un steered his country away from economic reform at the recent Eighth Party Congress and Second Plenary Meeting
State media shared vague details about Party Congress economic reforms that suggest more state control on DPRK markets
The COVID-19 pandemic appears to have accelerated North Korea’s crackdown on market activities
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