What North Korea can do right now to stave off a full-blown economic crisis
Kim Jong Un is dealing with natural disasters, sanctions and COVID-19 — but there are some solutions to consider
North Korea is dealing with the heavy burden of sanctions, a summer of destructive floods and typhoons, a global COVID-19 pandemic that is dragging down its economy, and — to top it all off — a lack of new reforms in the pipeline.
Now, the country has decided it’s the time to schedule another Party Congress and begin yet another multi-year economic plan — which seems like incredibly poor timing.
The question stands: What can the North Korean leadership do to reenergize their economy? The stakes are high: The leaders have less than six months to come
- 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
- 09Kim takes back control of body overseeing party leadership
- 10Now you see me, now you don’t: North Korea replicates South Korean camo designs