A Long Road to Nowhere: 10 Years of the Kim Jong Un Regime
By Hae Kyung Ahn
In April, Kim Jong Un will mark the 10th anniversary of his complete succession to power. He doesn't have much to celebrate.
North Korea Raids Major Illegal Currency Exchange Office in Sinuiju
By Mun Dong Hui
“The authorities found $80 million at the office,” a source told Daily NK.
North Korea’s ‘Strategic Patience’
By Mitch Shin
Recent developments suggest North Korea is adopting its own version of “strategic patience”: ignoring diplomatic outreach until the situation turns in its favor.
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.
North Korea’s Food Shortage Is a Lesson for US Policymakers
By Zhuoran Li
If North Korea’s extreme self-inflicted COVID isolation isn’t enough to break the Kim regime, external sanctions have no chance.
North Korea’s Unusual Military Parade
By Mitch Shin
Unlike previous military parades, North Korea did not unveil new advanced weapons this time.
North Korea’s Economy Continues to Show Warning Signs
By Seulkee Jang
North Korean commodity prices skyrocket in some regions while currency exchange rates continue to plummet.
Global Trade Is Recovering From the Pandemic. North Korea’s Economy Isn’t.
By Troy Stangarone
With its borders still locked down, North Korea isn’t benefiting from China’s return to growth. That’s unlikely to change anytime soon.
Entrepreneurship, Business, and Economic Reform in North Korea
By Jongsoo Lee
An interview with Geoffrey See, founder of Choson Exchange.
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.
5 Key Takeaways from North Korea’s Party Congress
By Gabriela Bernal
North Korea set an assertive tone for 2021 through its Party Congress.
Mired in Crises, North Korea’s Kim to Open Big Party Meeting
By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung
Kim Jong Un is grappling with the toughest challenges of his nine-year rule as he prepares to host the ruling Workers’ Party congress in January.