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Information related to the North Korea economic sector

North Korean Cellphones: Light in a Dark Society?

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

North Korean Cellphones: Light in a Dark Society?
NK News
NK News January 31, 2013
Stuck In Limbo: The Reason North Korea Can’t Reform

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

Stuck In Limbo: The Reason North Korea Can’t Reform
Charles K. Park January 30, 2013
Viagra in North Korea? No Thanks

Viagra in North Korea? No Thanks

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

Viagra in North Korea? No Thanks
NK News
NK News January 29, 2013
How We Survived On The North Korean Farm

How We Survived On The North Korean Farm

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

How We Survived On The North Korean Farm
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim January 11, 2013
The Arduous Winds of Economic Reform

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

The Arduous Winds of Economic Reform
Charles K. Park January 6, 2013
Kim Jong Un’s New Year Speech: What it Really Means (Part 2 of 2)

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.

Kim Jong Un’s New Year Speech: What it Really Means (Part 2 of 2)
Jang Jin-sung January 3, 2013
My Winter Holidays In North Korea

My Winter Holidays In North Korea

Just because it's cold, it doesn't stop us partying, eating, singing and dancing for the DPRK's New Year celebrations.

My Winter Holidays In North Korea
Jae Young Kim
Jae Young Kim January 1, 2013
Understanding North Korea’s Next Satellite Launch

Understanding North Korea’s Next Satellite Launch

This time the launch is Nothing To Do With Issues Outside of The Korean Peninsula

Understanding North Korea’s Next Satellite Launch
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 1, 2012
China’s Got a New Face, But its NK Policy Is Still Full Of Wrinkles

China’s Got a New Face, But its NK Policy Is Still Full Of Wrinkles

Kim Jong Un has sent his congratulations to Xi Jinping as China's new leader, but will Beijing's policy towards Pyongyang change direction?

China’s Got a New Face, But its NK Policy Is Still Full Of Wrinkles
Luke Herman
Luke Herman November 19, 2012
Little Man Syndrome: The Height Of North Korea’s Failure

Little Man Syndrome: The Height Of North Korea’s Failure

Book Review: A Socioeconomic History of North Korea

Little Man Syndrome: The Height Of North Korea’s Failure
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza November 7, 2012