May 24, 2024


Peter Ward

Peter Ward

Peter Ward is a research fellow at the Sejong Institute. His work focuses on North Korean politics, the economy and society. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna.


How Stalinism built North Korea’s command economy

Despite its idiosyncratic system, the DPRK economy is built on classically Soviet ground

Peter WardPeter WardSeptember 7, 2016

What is marketization and when did it begin in North Korea?

Late '70s reform in foreign trade sector one of the earliest catalysts for marketization

Peter WardPeter WardAugust 10, 2016

A Trump presidency and North Korea: Three potential outcomes

Continuation of status quo, or ROK paying more for troops, appear possible outcomes

Peter WardPeter WardAugust 3, 2016

N.Korea studies: Arguments against language learning don’t add up

Despite flaws with recent opinion on topic, author suggests Korean learning remains essential

Peter WardPeter WardAugust 1, 2016

Fading sunshine – Is the South Korean left’s view of North Korea changing?

Pyongyang’s recent actions test the Southern opposition’s commitment to conciliation

Peter WardPeter WardMarch 1, 2016

As U.S. shifts inward, S.Korea talks going nuclear

Non-interventionist, protectionist trends in U.S. leave Seoul thinking deterrence

Peter WardPeter WardFebruary 17, 2016

China and North Korea’s economic future

If China’s economic fortunes are set for a downturn, where does that leave its dependent?

Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov | Peter WardFebruary 16, 2016

Promises, pitfalls on the North Korea-China border

Border between long-time allies sees plenty of trade, despite shortcomings caused by mutual distrust

Peter WardPeter WardSeptember 23, 2015

The (North Korean) Prince

Some Machiavellian advice on maintaining the Northern kingdom’s survival

Andrei LankovAndrei Lankov | Peter WardMay 11, 2015

Look for angry populist politics after Korean unification

Expect rising tide of resentment in unified society after initial euphoria wears off

Peter WardPeter WardApril 16, 2015
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