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
- 01North Korea made a big political change by demoting its state security minister
- 02China put itself in the spotlight with its flurry of new Korean War propaganda
- 03How the UN Panel of Experts on the DPRK compares to other investigative panels
- 04Kim Jong Un’s teary-eyed speech shows North Korea is in a dire situation
- 05North Korea’s new foreign minister may switch tactics after the US elections
- 06No mandate: Will the UN Panel of Experts disappear in the future?
- 07How Chinese netizens and state media reacted to North Korea’s giant new ICBM
- 08What the World Food Programme doesn’t know about North Korean agriculture