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North Korea Will Not Stop Its Weapons Development
July 08, 2017

North Korea Will Not Stop Its Weapons Development

By Daniel P. Grant
The U.S. strategy to squeeze North Korea economically overlooks the centrality of the byungjin line.
North Korea’s ICBM Test, Byungjin, and the Economic Logic
July 05, 2017

North Korea’s ICBM Test, Byungjin, and the Economic Logic

By Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein
North Korean leaders are gambling that increased sanctions will do little to harm a slowly growing economy.

A Eulogy to North Korean Women in Business Training
April 03, 2017

A Eulogy to North Korean Women in Business Training

By 38 North / Andray Abrahamian
Looking back at a three-year business training program for women.

Crisps and Coffee Shops: North Korea's New Consumerism
March 01, 2017

Crisps and Coffee Shops: North Korea's New Consumerism

By Alek Sigley
The influence of South Korean consumer goods reveals surprising changes in North Korean society.

How Big Is North Korea’s Market Economy?
December 13, 2016

How Big Is North Korea’s Market Economy?

By Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein
Just how important are North Korea's markets in its overall economy?
What's Behind North Korea's Recent Counterfeiting?
July 06, 2016

What's Behind North Korea's Recent Counterfeiting?

By Brian R. Moore and Riza De Los Reyes
What recent currency counterfeiting tells us about Pyongyang.

North Korea Weakly Flexes Military Muscles Ahead of Party Congress
April 29, 2016

North Korea Weakly Flexes Military Muscles Ahead of Party Congress

By John Power
Two failed missile launches were a bid to boost Kim Jong-un's prestige ahead of a rare party meeting.
North Korean Defectors to South Hit 13-Year Low
January 15, 2016

North Korean Defectors to South Hit 13-Year Low

By John Power
The number of North Korean defectors reaching the South has declined severely since Kim Jong-un took power.

The Limits of Agricultural Reform in North Korea
December 19, 2015

The Limits of Agricultural Reform in North Korea

By Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein
As long as North Korea’s agriculture continues to be centrally planned by the state, it can only improve so much.

The (Market) Forces of History in North Korea
November 03, 2015

The (Market) Forces of History in North Korea

By Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein
Why more freedom in North Korea’s markets might not be bad news for the regime

How Popular Is Kim Jong-un?
September 11, 2015

How Popular Is Kim Jong-un?

By John Power
A new report attempts to gauge what North Koreans actually think of their leader.
Understanding Economic Change in North Korea
August 07, 2015

Understanding Economic Change in North Korea

By Steven Denney
How will North Korea's economic changes impact the country’s political and social future?

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