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COVID outbreak at Russian border looms over North Korea trade plans
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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
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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
North Korea dismantling another Hyundai Asan resort at Mt. Kumgang: Imagery
Analysis

North Korea dismantling another Hyundai Asan resort at Mt. Kumgang: Imagery

Kumgang Pension Town latest target of efforts to remove South Korea’s properties at former inter-Korean tourism zone

North Korea dismantling another Hyundai Asan resort at Mt. Kumgang: Imagery
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko August 21, 2022
Yoon chases public opinion as he pardons Samsung prince, but not an ex-president
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Yoon chases public opinion as he pardons Samsung prince, but not an ex-president

South Korean president is seeking economic wins amid low approval rating, while aiming to avoid political controversy

Yoon chases public opinion as he pardons Samsung prince, but not an ex-president
Benjamin A. EngelBenjamin A. Engel August 17, 2022
Japanese donations likely funded Unification Church projects in North Korea
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Japanese donations likely funded Unification Church projects in North Korea

Former Tokyo intelligence officer tells NK News the church built Pyeonghwa Motors factory in Nampho with Japanese money

Japanese donations likely funded Unification Church projects in North Korea
Kosuke TakahashiKosuke Takahashi August 16, 2022
South Korea and India enjoy growing ties. But will Yoon prioritize New Delhi?
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South Korea and India enjoy growing ties. But will Yoon prioritize New Delhi?

New administration can build on Moon’s efforts to elevate relationship and expanding economic and security cooperation

South Korea and India enjoy growing ties. But will Yoon prioritize New Delhi?
Gabriela BernalGabriela Bernal August 11, 2022
The flaws in the Bank of Korea’s estimates of North Korean economic activity
Analysis

The flaws in the Bank of Korea’s estimates of North Korean economic activity

Questionable assumptions underlie researchers’ methods and findings, as DPRK economy remains a statistical black hole

The flaws in the Bank of Korea’s estimates of North Korean economic activity
Peter WardPeter Ward August 10, 2022
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