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Open for business? North Korea can learn a lot from Cuba’s economic reforms

Open for business? North Korea can learn a lot from Cuba’s economic reforms

North Korea has a similar history to Cuba, but has lagged behind since the collapse of European communism in the 1990s

Open for business? North Korea can learn a lot from Cuba’s economic reforms
Peter WardPeter Ward February 17, 2021
North Korea in Dec. 2020: A month in review and what’s ahead

North Korea in Dec. 2020: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from Dec. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020

North Korea in Dec. 2020: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro January 1, 2021
Nine years ago, Kim Jong Un took power. Here’s what changed in 2020. 

Nine years ago, Kim Jong Un took power. Here’s what changed in 2020. 

North Korea underwent several drastic adjustments this year — some of which were state-sponsored, some of which were not

Nine years ago, Kim Jong Un took power. Here’s what changed in 2020. 
Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor Tertitskiy December 17, 2020
North Korea in April 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead

North Korea in April 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead

An analysis of the main developments between April 1 and April 30

North Korea in April 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro May 4, 2020
Some anti-U.S. education in North Korea persists, despite diplomatic détente

Some anti-U.S. education in North Korea persists, despite diplomatic détente

Satellite imagery and state media reveal regular visits to American atrocity-focused museums continue

Some anti-U.S. education in North Korea persists, despite diplomatic détente
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko August 14, 2019
How the North is run: concluding observations

How the North is run: concluding observations

North Korea's history is woven into its political system -- and makes real reform seem unlikely

How the North is run: concluding observations
Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor Tertitskiy March 27, 2019
Photo review: August 2018 propaganda messages and posters in North Korea

Photo review: August 2018 propaganda messages and posters in North Korea

Anti-American posters remain in some museums, ongoing focus on New Years' Speech

Photo review: August 2018 propaganda messages and posters in North Korea
Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor Tertitskiy August 28, 2018
A brief history of North Korean reforms

A brief history of North Korean reforms

Despite some tentative steps, Pyongyang remains a long way away from serious change

A brief history of North Korean reforms
Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor Tertitskiy July 12, 2018
Mandate for talks: how likely is a third inter-Korean summit?

Mandate for talks: how likely is a third inter-Korean summit?

Public support for a Kim-Moon meeting is high, but Seoul suffers when dialogue fails to deliver results

Mandate for talks: how likely is a third inter-Korean summit?
Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor Tertitskiy February 23, 2018
How the North is run: the State Affairs Commission

How the North is run: the State Affairs Commission

How the SAC gradually evolved to become the de jure highest state institution in the DPRK

How the North is run: the State Affairs Commission
Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor Tertitskiy February 2, 2018