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North Korea’s New Economic Plan Looks a Lot Like the Old One
January 20, 2021

North Korea’s New Economic Plan Looks a Lot Like the Old One

By Jonathan Corrado
The five-year economic plan laid out at the Party Congress is no course correction for the country.

The Implausibility of the ‘Vietnam Model’ for North Korea: The Security Factor
November 28, 2020

The Implausibility of the ‘Vietnam Model’ for North Korea: The Security Factor

By Khang Vu
North Korea at present is not in the same position that Vietnam was in 1986, in large part due to differences in the security environment.
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 Economy: The View From China
November 28, 2019

North Korea’s Economy: The View From China

By Mu Chunshan
Sanctions aside, many Chinese businesspeople are willing to invest across the border. Is North Korea ready to open its doors for them?

As Kim Jong Un Crossed China, Did He Like What He Saw?
March 08, 2019

As Kim Jong Un Crossed China, Did He Like What He Saw?

By Bonnie Girard
Kim’s train ride through China would have sent mixed signals about the country’s development model.

At Trump-Kim 2.0, Don’t Forget North Korea’s Markets
February 05, 2019

At Trump-Kim 2.0, Don’t Forget North Korea’s Markets

By John Dale Grover
Continued economic opening would be a boon for the North Korean people. The US should push Kim in that direction.

Reminder: North Korea Is Not China
January 08, 2019

Reminder: North Korea Is Not China

By Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein
Don't assume that a broad economic reform process is as urgent for North Korean leaders today as it was for late 1970s China
Steering North Korea to Become a Normal Country
June 19, 2018

Steering North Korea to Become a Normal Country

By Jongsoo Lee
With the Singapore summit, Kim Jong Un has effectively declared the end of North Korea’s era of diplomatic isolation.

The US-North Korea Summit: All Flash, Little Substance
June 15, 2018

The US-North Korea Summit: All Flash, Little Substance

By Clint Work
Trump's haphazard approach to a historic event was not surprising. But what comes next?

North Korea Far From Following Vietnam
June 11, 2018

North Korea Far From Following Vietnam

By Anthony Fensom
The chances of North Korea undergoing its own 'Doi Moi' process remain slim.

Korea’s Peace Dividend
May 07, 2018

Korea’s Peace Dividend

By Anthony Fensom
What are the economic implications of the recent thaw in inter-Korea relations?
Market Prices in North Korea Rise Sharply After Recent Sanctions and Tensions
September 19, 2017

Market Prices in North Korea Rise Sharply After Recent Sanctions and Tensions

By Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein
North Korea’s domestic economy may be very resilient but it is not beyond the reach of international tensions.

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