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The North Korean Economy Under Sanctions and COVID-19
May 28, 2020

The North Korean Economy Under Sanctions and COVID-19

By 38 North / Bradley O. Babson
Amid stalled diplomacy and a global pandemic, North Korea is signalling major adjustments in its economic policies and management practices.

North Korea’s Trade With China Continues Rapid Decline
May 09, 2020

North Korea’s Trade With China Continues Rapid Decline

By Troy Stangarone
The COVID-19-induced border closure continues to wreak havoc on North Korea's trade with China.
South Korean Intelligence Reports COVID-19-Induced Panic Buying in the North
May 07, 2020

South Korean Intelligence Reports COVID-19-Induced Panic Buying in the North

By Associated Press
The National Intelligence Service told lawmakers in Seoul that the pandemic is hurting North Korea’s economy.

North Korea Gives Rare Response to Panic Buying Rumor
May 01, 2020

North Korea Gives Rare Response to Panic Buying Rumor

By Tae-jun Kang
North Korea almost never reacts to reports in foreign media. What's different this time?

Inter-Korean Relations Amid COVID-19
April 14, 2020

Inter-Korean Relations Amid COVID-19

By Magnus Lundström
The North’s stonewalling of South Korean assistance is more proof that Kim Jong Un has little interest in reconciliation.

Where In the World Are There No Coronavirus Cases?
April 03, 2020

Where In the World Are There No Coronavirus Cases?

By Catherine Putz
What should we make of the countries that have not reported cases? Are they unable to test? Are they lying? Are they that isolated? 

How COVID-19 Is Affecting North Korea’s Economy
March 31, 2020

How COVID-19 Is Affecting North Korea’s Economy

By Gabriela Bernal
If this crisis has proven anything it’s how much the North Korean economy relies on China.
North Korea’s Exports to China Collapse Amid Coronavirus
March 25, 2020

North Korea’s Exports to China Collapse Amid Coronavirus

By Troy Stangarone
Chinese data from January and February hints that the border closure is taking a serious economic toll.

North Korea Flies out Foreign Diplomats Amid COVID-19 Concerns
March 09, 2020

North Korea Flies out Foreign Diplomats Amid COVID-19 Concerns

By Associated Press
North Korea continues to not have publicly confirmed any cases of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: The Economic Costs for North Korea
March 06, 2020

Coronavirus: The Economic Costs for North Korea

By Troy Stangarone
The outbreak, and Pyongyang’s response, will seriously strain the North Korean economy.

North Korea’s Swagger May Conceal Brewing Coronavirus Disaster
March 04, 2020

North Korea’s Swagger May Conceal Brewing Coronavirus Disaster

By Associated Press
Pyongyang has not reported any cases of COVID-19, but experts worry that the country’s generally poor health care infrastructure is a recipe for disaster.
North Korea’s Bizarre Strategies for Tackling the Coronavirus Outbreak
February 14, 2020

North Korea’s Bizarre Strategies for Tackling the Coronavirus Outbreak

By Tae-jun Kang
Pyongyang claims there have been no cases of the virus in the country. So why is it taking increasingly desperate measures?

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