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North Korea Steps up Its War on COVID-19
August 06, 2020

North Korea Steps up Its War on COVID-19

By Gabriela Bernal
As North Korea doubles down on COVID-19 containment measures, local sources report several outbreaks.

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.
North Korea Gives Rare Response to Panic Buying Rumor
May 01, 2020

North Korea Gives Rare Response to Panic Buying Rumor

By Tae-jun Kang
North Korea almost never reacts to reports in foreign media. What's different this time?

What North Korea’s Markets Could Tell Us About Its Food Security
May 24, 2019

What North Korea’s Markets Could Tell Us About Its Food Security

By Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein
To really understand how food is distributed, and who gets to eat, we have to also understand precisely how the markets work.

South Korea Vows to Send Aid as North Struggles With ‘Severe Food Shortages’
May 21, 2019

South Korea Vows to Send Aid as North Struggles With ‘Severe Food Shortages’

By Associated Press
Seoul ponders how much and what kind of aid to offer as North Korea reports its worst drought in decades.

North Korea’s Internal Struggles Hint That Sanctions Are Working
April 08, 2019

North Korea’s Internal Struggles Hint That Sanctions Are Working

By Tae-jun Kang
Reports of business closures and food price spikes are more evidence that North Korea's economy is struggling.

How Does North Korea's Economy Look Heading Into the Hanoi Summit?
February 23, 2019

How Does North Korea's Economy Look Heading Into the Hanoi Summit?

By Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein
The latest data paint a picture of North Korea's economy as stable, but strained.
Sanctions and North Korea's Precarious Food Security
October 19, 2017

Sanctions and North Korea's Precarious Food Security

By Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein
Are sanctions causing food shortages in North Korea? It's more complicated than that.

UN: 10 Million Face Food Insecurity in North Korea. What Does That Really Mean?
May 18, 2017

UN: 10 Million Face Food Insecurity in North Korea. What Does That Really Mean?

By Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein
How did the UN arrive at its latest figures for North Korean food security?

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