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3 North Koreans Provide a Glimpse of North Korea’s Worsening Economic Situation
April 12, 2022

3 North Koreans Provide a Glimpse of North Korea’s Worsening Economic Situation

By Jeong Tae Joo
Locals report increasing starvation deaths and disappearances among their neighbors, but Pyongyang is most concerned with preventing the harsh reality from souring planned celebrations.

Living and Dying for Rice in North Korea
March 01, 2022

Living and Dying for Rice in North Korea

By Doohyun Kim
The world must send food aid, specifically rice, to North Korea to avoid a humanitarian disaster.
North Korea’s Strict COVID-19 Policies Undermine Kim Jong Un’s Goal of Ending Hunger
January 07, 2022

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 Food Shortage Is a Lesson for US Policymakers
October 28, 2021

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.

The Worsening Plight of North Korean Soldiers
September 09, 2021

The Worsening Plight of North Korean Soldiers

By Gabriela Bernal
Soldiers are going beyond robbing homes and are now even targeting food storage facilities run by government agencies

Kim Jong Un’s Comments Reflect Growing Fear Over North Korea’s Food Crisis 
June 30, 2021

Kim Jong Un’s Comments Reflect Growing Fear Over North Korea’s Food Crisis 

By Mitch Shin
The COVID-19 pandemic and U.S.-led economic sanctions have pushed the North toward an economic catastrophe.

North Korea in Crisis: Food Shortages and Information Lockdown
March 16, 2021

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.
It’s Time to Reexamine US Sanctions on North Korea
March 09, 2021

It’s Time to Reexamine US Sanctions on North Korea

By Jessica J. Lee
Ever-tightening U.S. sanctions have not achieved policy goals, while severely limiting humanitarian activities inside North Korea.

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.
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.

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