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North Korea’s Kim Urges Quick Recovery From Typhoon Damage
September 09, 2020

North Korea’s Kim Urges Quick Recovery From Typhoon Damage

By Associated Press
Kim Jong Un is seeking to bolster unity at home in the face of economic setbacks and external pressure.

North Korean Citizens Desperately Need the China Border to Reopen
July 15, 2020

North Korean Citizens Desperately Need the China Border to Reopen

By Gabriela Bernal
Amid the COVID-induced shutdown of the border, hunger, homelessness, and business closures are all on the rise.
How Far Will North Korea’s Military Adventurism Go?
June 23, 2020

How Far Will North Korea’s Military Adventurism Go?

By Jina Kim
The scope and level of North Korea’s next move will be determined by the extent and type of the benefits it expects.

What’s Behind North Korea’s Dwindling Defection Rate?
June 10, 2020

What’s Behind North Korea’s Dwindling Defection Rate?

By Abhinav Seetharaman
Decreases in North Korean defection numbers are the result of a number of factors, including more draconian security as well as increased prosperity.

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 Foreign Cash Crunch
May 20, 2020

North Korea’s Foreign Cash Crunch

By Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein
North Korea’s government bonds and other economic coercion is a red flag for state finances.

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.

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.

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 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?

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