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Why Poland could play a key role in efforts to engage North Korea
Analysis

Why Poland could play a key role in efforts to engage North Korea

Former communist bloc state maintains ties with DPRK, but EU membership and bilateral disputes complicate cooperation

Why Poland could play a key role in efforts to engage North Korea
Nicolas LeviNicolas Levi September 5, 2022
North Korea updates foreign trade law in apparent attempt to control money flows
Analysis

North Korea updates foreign trade law in apparent attempt to control money flows

Introduction of new rules for second time during pandemic suggests lockdown led to more restrictive business environment

North Korea updates foreign trade law in apparent attempt to control money flows
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser August 31, 2022
Friends without benefits: How a new US law penalizes South Korean carmakers
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Friends without benefits: How a new US law penalizes South Korean carmakers

Inflation Reduction Act casts doubt over Washington’s commitment to multilateralism and economic security of its allies

Friends without benefits: How a new US law penalizes South Korean carmakers
Sooyoung OhSooyoung Oh August 30, 2022
New smartphones appear in North Koreans’ hands for first time in years
Investigation

New smartphones appear in North Koreans’ hands for first time in years

Models with more advanced cameras likely imported from China despite sanctions in effort to appeal to consumers

New smartphones appear in North Koreans’ hands for first time in years
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko August 30, 2022
As North Korean cyberattacks wreak havoc, insurers move to safeguard industry
Analysis

As North Korean cyberattacks wreak havoc, insurers move to safeguard industry

Proposed exception for state-backed attacks will run into difficulties due to complexity of attribution, experts say

As North Korean cyberattacks wreak havoc, insurers move to safeguard industry
Ethan JewellEthan Jewell August 26, 2022
COVID outbreak at Russian border looms over North Korea trade plans
News

COVID outbreak at Russian border looms over North Korea trade plans

Virus surge in Vladivostok may disrupt plans to open import disinfection center, amid activity at DPRK border facility

COVID outbreak at Russian border looms over North Korea trade plans
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko August 26, 2022
Why foreign offers of investment will never be attractive to Pyongyang
Analysis

Why foreign offers of investment will never be attractive to Pyongyang

Capital growth, transparency and foreign information are anathema to Kim Jong Un, who draws power from DPRK’s isolation

Why foreign offers of investment will never be attractive to Pyongyang
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll August 23, 2022
Seoul avoids diplomatic disaster in forced labor dispute with Japan — for now
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Seoul avoids diplomatic disaster in forced labor dispute with Japan — for now

Supreme Court could still order Japanese firm to pay reparations, a move that would incite cycle of mutual retaliation

Seoul avoids diplomatic disaster in forced labor dispute with Japan — for now
Justin YeoJustin Yeo August 23, 2022
Rising North Korean firm takes over special economic zone at border: State media
News

Rising North Korean firm takes over special economic zone at border: State media

Pyongyang may push forward Sinuiju SEZ once land trade resumes with China, though no signs of progress are visible yet

Rising North Korean firm takes over special economic zone at border: State media
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko August 22, 2022
Why South Korea’s powerful economy is still considered a developing market
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Why South Korea’s powerful economy is still considered a developing market

Status contributes to undervalued stocks, but Seoul has shown little interest in required reforms

Why South Korea’s powerful economy is still considered a developing market
Peter WardPeter Ward August 22, 2022
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