North Korea in January 2019: a month in review and what’s ahead
An analytic look at the main developments of the January 1-January 31 period
NK Pro has conducted an in-depth analytic review of news on the peninsula for the period between January 1 and January 31. The period of review marks the beginning of a new schedule for this recurring news summary feature, which will now be published at the beginning of every month (instead of mid-month).
In addition to an Executive Summary providing top-line findings, the following review includes detailed analysis on a wide range of other specialist focus areas.
Furthermore, it also includes a look ahead at the five events most likely to create news in February.[p
- 01Timeline: From Washington’s foreign policy moves to South Korea’s leaky border
- 02North Korea’s economy is in a state of catastrophe, but the issue is decades-old
- 03Kim Jong Un’s right-hand man may be leading a new North Korean security council
- 04Japan’s back in the North Korea game, but it faces nearly impossible challenges
- 05Open for business? North Korea can learn a lot from Cuba’s economic reforms
- 06North Korea is fighting to take back control of its economy from the markets
- 07Kim Yo Jong found her own voice, but she’s far from taking North Korea’s throne
- 08North Korea’s tumbling economy hasn’t stopped Kim Jong Un from making more nukes
- 09Kim takes back control of body overseeing party leadership
- 10Now you see me, now you don’t: North Korea replicates South Korean camo designs