Peter Ward is a senior researcher at Kookmin University, a writer and researcher focusing on the North Korean economy, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna.
Building trust will require compromises, but potential solutions available
Mining, finance, and infrastructure could be lucrative industries when - and if - sanctions are relieved
Analysis shows enterprises have been granted unparalleled fiscal autonomy in certain areas of activity
"Reform and opening-up" could be highly damaging to political stability
The sorry fates of former ROK heads of state could one day be visited on the Kims
The DPRK's command economy made the abolition of personal income tax largely symbolic
Many firms enjoy full fiscal and operational autonomy, but high-priority sectors remain under total state control
Seoul continues to enjoy majority support for its policy of rapprochement - though that may not last
Analysis of open-source documents suggests the legal system is increasingly flexible
Analysis suggests the state increasingly recognizes property rights and private markets
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