December 11, 2021
Class Struggle, the Biggest Challenge to North Korea’s Economic Development
By Chan Young Bang
Both domestically and internationally, class struggle prevents North Korea from integrating into the world economy.
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.
November 28, 2020
The Implausibility of the ‘Vietnam Model’ for North Korea: The Security Factor
By Khang Vu and 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
May 07, 2018
Korea’s Peace Dividend
By Anthony Fensom
What are the economic implications of the recent thaw in inter-Korea relations?