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Meet Mr. X: One of the North’s new capitalist class

Meet Mr. X: One of the North’s new capitalist class

By providing kickbacks, foreign currency to the state, money-making enterprises thrive in ‘Stalinist’ state

Meet Mr. X: One of the North’s new capitalist class
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov April 24, 2014
Why interest in the North Korean army is dropping

Why interest in the North Korean army is dropping

The informal economy means young people have other options for success

Why interest in the North Korean army is dropping
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov April 17, 2014
Do North Koreans still believe the Pyongyang Propaganda? Defector perspectives

Do North Koreans still believe the Pyongyang Propaganda? Defector perspectives

Between 20-50% of North Koreans still believe official propaganda, defectors say

Do North Koreans still believe the Pyongyang Propaganda? Defector perspectives
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 11, 2014
Data shows Brazilian exports to North Korea soared in 2013

Data shows Brazilian exports to North Korea soared in 2013

Massive increase occurs as Pyongyang shifts purchasing practices

Data shows Brazilian exports to North Korea soared in 2013
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne April 10, 2014
How long until North Korea collapses? Eleven defector perspectives

How long until North Korea collapses? Eleven defector perspectives

In first of ten part series, eleven defectors share their thoughts on the future of the North Korean regime

How long until North Korea collapses? Eleven defector perspectives
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 9, 2014
Pyongyang restaurant launches loyalty card

Pyongyang restaurant launches loyalty card

Latest sign of emerging middle class, market forces in North's capital

Pyongyang restaurant launches loyalty card
Kang Tae-jun
Kang Tae-jun April 9, 2014
How I was introduced to capitalism – the North Korean way

How I was introduced to capitalism – the North Korean way

Three currencies in 1980s North Korea allowed foreigners to spend money in sometimes surprising ways

How I was introduced to capitalism – the North Korean way
Monique Macias
Monique Macias April 8, 2014
What happens when you die in North Korea? A funeral system explained

What happens when you die in North Korea? A funeral system explained

"It’s not only the living in North Korea who are pitiful, the dead are, too"

What happens when you die in North Korea? A funeral system explained
Mina Yoon
Mina Yoon April 4, 2014
How much money do North Koreans make?

How much money do North Koreans make?

Thanks to black market, official salaries provide very poor barometer

How much money do North Koreans make?
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov March 25, 2014
N. Korean water infrastructure needs repairs – engineer

N. Korean water infrastructure needs repairs – engineer

Practicing Christian offers his take on Pyongyang's version of Catholic mass

N. Korean water infrastructure needs repairs – engineer
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza March 20, 2014