June 03, 2020


Information related to the North Korea economic sector

Luxury Hotel Building Boom In Pyongyang Continues

Reports show a new luxury class hotel being built next to the Koryo Hotel in downtown Pyongyang.

Yeseul Loaiza March 13, 2013

Beating The Information Blockade In Our Own Style

Regardless of Google calls to open the internet, North Koreans find alternative ways to break the information blockade

Shirley Lee February 21, 2013

Is Tourism in North Korea Really Booming?

If tourism is growing, should it be encouraged?

Chad O'Carroll February 20, 2013

How Sanctions Stop Legitimate North Korean Trade

Will the third nuclear test lead to new sanctions that make legitimate business even trickier?

NK News February 18, 2013

North Korean Cellphones: Light in a Dark Society?

Just like the blinding lights of the Mansudae Apartments, cellphones are being used more for torch functionality than calls

NK News January 31, 2013

Stuck In Limbo: The Reason North Korea Can't Reform

Kim Jong Un knows that reform is needed but can't see a low-risk route to implementing it

Charles K. Park January 30, 2013

Viagra in North Korea? No Thanks

Sex and Contraceptives: Why North Korea Doesn't Want To Import Viagra

NK News January 29, 2013

How We Survived On The North Korean Farm

Ask a North Korean: What is life like in the North Korean countryside?

Jae Young Kim January 11, 2013

The Arduous Winds of Economic Reform

In an in-depth year end study, Charles Park looks at North Korea's Prospects for becoming a Strong and Prosperous Nation

Charles K. Park January 6, 2013

Kim Jong Un’s New Year Speech: What it Really Means (Part 2 of 2)

North Korea's former poet laureate takes a look at Kim Jong Un's New Years Speech - it seems this year is all about strengthening legitimacy, not economic reform or bold foreign policy.

Jang Jin-sung January 3, 2013