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North Korea’s Ginseng Drama
February 09, 2019
North Korea’s Ginseng Drama
There’s a reason the medicinal plant became fodder for a North Korean soap opera.
North Korea’s Ginseng Drama
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
Continued economic opening would be a boon for the North Korean people. The US should push Kim in that direction.
At Trump-Kim 2.0, Don’t Forget North Korea’s Markets
Reminder: North Korea Is Not China
January 08, 2019
Reminder: North Korea Is Not China
Don't assume that a broad economic reform process is as urgent for North Korean leaders today as it was for late 1970s China
Reminder: North Korea Is Not China
What the US Should Take Away From Kim Jong Un’s New Year Address
January 04, 2019
What the US Should Take Away From Kim Jong Un’s New Year Address
Washington should take full advantage of Kim’s renewed focus on the economy.
What the US Should Take Away From Kim Jong Un’s New Year Address
Did North Korea's Economy Actually <i>Grow</i> While Under Sanctions?
October 16, 2018
Did North Korea's Economy Actually Grow While Under Sanctions?
That's what one North Korean economist claims, and it's not impossible.
Did North Korea's Economy Actually Grow While Under Sanctions?
Housing in the Hermit Kingdom: North Korea's Real Estate Market
October 05, 2018
Housing in the Hermit Kingdom: North Korea's Real Estate Market
Thawing relations have South Koreans thinking about investing in North Korean real estate.
Housing in the Hermit Kingdom: North Korea's Real Estate Market
What to Know About Doing Business in North Korea
August 25, 2018
What to Know About Doing Business in North Korea
A closer look at how foreign companies could enter North Korea -- and whether it's worth the risk.
What to Know About Doing Business in North Korea
How South Korea’s ‘New Economic Map’ Could Shift Northeast Asia’s Balance of Power
August 10, 2018
How South Korea’s ‘New Economic Map’ Could Shift Northeast Asia’s Balance of Power
The idea is simple, yet potentially transformative: connect South and North Korea to Russia, China, and Europe.
How South Korea’s ‘New Economic Map’ Could Shift Northeast Asia’s Balance of Power
Why It’s Nearly Impossible to Denuclearize North Korea
June 22, 2018
Why It’s Nearly Impossible to Denuclearize North Korea
Despite the optimism after the Trump-Kim summit, it's difficult to imagine Pyongyang ever giving up nuclear weapons.
Why It’s Nearly Impossible to Denuclearize North Korea
What the US and North Korea Can Learn From Singapore
June 12, 2018
What the US and North Korea Can Learn From Singapore
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un could both learn a few things from this “little red dot” in Southeast Asia.
What the US and North Korea Can Learn From Singapore
North Korea Far From Following Vietnam
June 11, 2018
North Korea Far From Following Vietnam
The chances of North Korea undergoing its own 'Doi Moi' process remain slim.
North Korea Far From Following Vietnam
North Korea's High-Tech Pursuits
June 04, 2018
North Korea's High-Tech Pursuits
From bullet train to air purifier: North Korea's ambition for scientific technologies.
North Korea's High-Tech Pursuits
What North Korea's 2017 Budget Report Says About Its Economic Health
April 18, 2018
What North Korea's 2017 Budget Report Says About Its Economic Health
North Korean data offer a picture of a slowing, but not catastrophic, economy.
What North Korea's 2017 Budget Report Says About Its Economic Health
North Korea’s Currency Crisis: US and Chinese Leverage
April 18, 2018
North Korea’s Currency Crisis: US and Chinese Leverage
Insights from William Brown
North Korea’s Currency Crisis: US and Chinese Leverage
A Generational Shift in Pyongyang: Is Change Ahead?
April 10, 2018
A Generational Shift in Pyongyang: Is Change Ahead?
Kim Jong-un may be ready to assert his own unique leadership style.
A Generational Shift in Pyongyang: Is Change Ahead?
North Korea is Clearly Not Feeling the Pain
September 06, 2017
North Korea is Clearly Not Feeling the Pain
Real economic pressure remains the only real option to curb Pyongyang's proliferation.
North Korea is Clearly Not Feeling the Pain
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