Behind North Korea’s Efforts to Monopolize Its Food Supply
By Robert Lauler
Pyongyang has always had a complicated relationship with markets, but is the government really trying to prevent all private food sales?
Can Wheat Save North Korea From a Food Crisis?
By Sangsoo Lee
While wheat farming can help to alleviate North Korea’s food shortages, it would require significant investments in modern agricultural techniques and infrastructure.
North Korea Wants More Control Over Farming Amid Food Shortage
By Hyung-jin Kim and Kim Tong-hyung
Prospects for quickly resolving its food insecurity are dim, as North Korea restricts the operation of markets and devotes much of its scarce resources to its nuclear program.
North Korea’s Strict COVID-19 Policies Undermine Kim Jong Un’s Goal of Ending Hunger
By Troy Stangarone
Dismal trade figures for 2021 attest to the toll the North’s border closures are taking on its food supply.
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.
North Korea’s Isolation Is Deepening
By Daminov Ildar
The last year has seen North Korea seal itself off even more tightly from the world. That could be dangerous.
North Korea in Crisis: Food Shortages and Information Lockdown
By Lina Yoon
It is vitally important for the world to remember the people of North Korea, not just its nuclear weapons.
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
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
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
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’
By Associated Press
Seoul ponders how much and what kind of aid to offer as North Korea reports its worst drought in decades.