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Economy

Information related to the North Korea economic sector

Change is in the air in North Korea

Change is in the air in North Korea

Expect better living conditions, but little change in personal liberties, inter-Korean relations

Change is in the air in North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov December 9, 2014
Will Kim Jong Un ever deliver economic success in North Korea?

Will Kim Jong Un ever deliver economic success in North Korea?

Will North Korea's economy ever make significant improvements?

Will Kim Jong Un ever deliver economic success in North Korea?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 1, 2014
What dwindling populations mean for the Korean Peninsula

What dwindling populations mean for the Korean Peninsula

As its conventional military shrinks, the North may show a dangerous reliance on nuclear weapons

What dwindling populations mean for the Korean Peninsula
Rob York
Rob York December 1, 2014
North Korean workers abroad aren’t slaves

North Korean workers abroad aren’t slaves

Far from exploited, laborers outside the North make much more than at home

North Korean workers abroad aren’t slaves
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 27, 2014
The father and son accused of helping N. Korea develop WMDs

The father and son accused of helping N. Korea develop WMDs

In the first major case of its kind, Taiwan nationals Gary and Alex Tsai stand trial for co-ordinating machinery exports for the DPRK

The father and son accused of helping N. Korea develop WMDs
Oliver Hotham
Oliver Hotham November 25, 2014
How the famine helped improve our choices in North Korea

How the famine helped improve our choices in North Korea

How North Korea's devastating famine surprisingly helped improve local access to food and consumer goods

How the famine helped improve our choices in North Korea
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang November 24, 2014
Why Kim Jong Un’s special envoy just met Vladimir Putin

Why Kim Jong Un’s special envoy just met Vladimir Putin

Renewed ties with Moscow may not prove as fruitful as Pyongyang believes

Why Kim Jong Un’s special envoy just met Vladimir Putin
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 20, 2014
Satellite imagery reveals China’s $350m suspension bridge to nowhere

Satellite imagery reveals China’s $350m suspension bridge to nowhere

Chinese media reports that bridge on hold "indefinitely" supported by latest Google Earth satellite imagery

Satellite imagery reveals China’s $350m suspension bridge to nowhere
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 18, 2014
How to get whatever you want in North Korea

How to get whatever you want in North Korea

While money can buy anything in North Korea, money is not easy to make

How to get whatever you want in North Korea
Je Son Lee
Je Son Lee November 13, 2014
The North’s history of stagnant development

The North’s history of stagnant development

Moving past a model that distrusted foreign ideas may be key to future success

The North’s history of stagnant development
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza November 12, 2014