September 30, 2020

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Overfished: Why North Korea leaves behind ‘ghost ships’ and turns a blind eye

The world’s fish supply is in critical danger, and strange economic constraints are making things worse for North Korea

Andrei Lankov September 8, 2020

North Korean insurance company data quietly signals economic recovery

Data from five insurance firms all show big improvement to performance, with one even reversing a bad downturn

Martin Weiser August 28, 2020

North Korea is giving more power to farmers, but not without helping the elite

Major agricultural reforms aim to inspire farmers to produce more food, but not without age-old command and control

Peter Ward August 19, 2020

Transcript: South Korea’s MOU addresses balloon and leaflet launch controversy

Full remarks from an Aug. 11 Ministry of Unification press tour reveal the government's logic behind recent crackdowns

NK Pro August 12, 2020

VIDEO: Despite COVID-19 fears, train delivers cargo across China-DPRK border

Train cargo includes goods covered in blue tarpaulins while the border bridge appears to be undergoing maintenance

Chad O'Carroll August 3, 2020

Why the world shouldn’t dismiss North Korea’s COVID-19 vaccine trials

North Korea's increased investment and emphasis on research means COVID-19 clinical trials might actually be underway

Martin Weiser July 28, 2020

COVID-19 in Kaesong? What to make of North Korea’s suspicion of a viral presence

Report on suspected case marks a turning point in North Korea's approach to virus

Chad O'Carroll July 26, 2020

North Korean insurance company data gives unprecedented peek into DPRK economy

National insurer is facing growing competition from new, small companies

Martin Weiser July 24, 2020

Why North Korea blames ‘bourgeois culture’ and conducts foreign media shakedowns

A recent state media article suggests that DPRK leadership is increasingly threatened by foreign influence

Jonathan R. Corrado July 23, 2020

North Korea changes its maritime law amid increased fishing, casualties

North Korea is addressing safety issues and becoming increasingly transparent about changes to the maritime law

Martin Weiser July 22, 2020
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