North Korea in December 2018: a month in review and what’s ahead
An analytic look at the main developments of the November 22-December 31 period
NK Pro has conducted an in-depth analytic review of news on the peninsula for the period between November 22 and December 31. The period of review was extended slightly in preparation for all ‘Month in Review’ editions to be published at the start of each month through 2019.
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 January.
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- 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