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 Jong Un is dealing with natural disasters, sanctions and COVID-19 — but there are some solutions to consider
The last five-year economic plan was suddenly abandoned in 2020, but the DPRK now pledges to draw up a new one
Major agricultural reforms aim to inspire farmers to produce more food, but not without age-old command and control
A newly-obtained document detailing 2014 economic reforms reveals the government’s role in economic regulation
The benefits of growing U.S.-China tensions may outweigh the damage caused by the pandemic
North Korea's bond issue risks economic ruin, but there's a good chance the blow will be lessened by compromise
2018 regulations, now publicly-available, provide insight as to how similar rules could work in non-SEZ areas
The ruling Kim family has kept their Beijing benefactors close, but far enough as not to invite unwanted interference
Amid a wider crackdown on private activity, it appears there is ongoing discussion on the role of markets in the country
Despite his manifest health issues, the North Korean leader likely knows that doing so could provoke a power struggle
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