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Korea’s Peace Dividend
May 07, 2018
Korea’s Peace Dividend
What are the economic implications of the recent thaw in inter-Korea relations?
Korea’s Peace Dividend
One Belt, One Road, One Korea?
February 10, 2018
One Belt, One Road, One Korea?
Together, China’s Belt and Road and South Korea’s Eurasia Initiative could help pave the path to peace on the peninsula.
One Belt, One Road, One Korea?
December 2017 Sanctions on North Korea: Business as Usual?
December 26, 2017
December 2017 Sanctions on North Korea: Business as Usual?
New sanctions are unlikely to significantly change the status quo on the Korean Peninsula.
December 2017 Sanctions on North Korea: Business as Usual?
Kim Jong-un Emphasizes Economic Self-Reliance After Sanctions
October 11, 2017
Kim Jong-un Emphasizes Economic Self-Reliance After Sanctions
North Korea's supreme leader outlined the salience of economic self-reliance in a recent speech.
Kim Jong-un Emphasizes Economic Self-Reliance After Sanctions
Market Prices in North Korea Rise Sharply After Recent Sanctions and Tensions
September 19, 2017
Market Prices in North Korea Rise Sharply After Recent Sanctions and Tensions
North Korea’s domestic economy may be very resilient but it is not beyond the reach of international tensions.
Market Prices in North Korea Rise Sharply After Recent Sanctions and Tensions
Sorry, an Oil Embargo Won’t Lead to North Korea’s Capitulation
September 09, 2017
Sorry, an Oil Embargo Won’t Lead to North Korea’s Capitulation
Conventional wisdom on the effectiveness of oil embargoes is mistaken.
Sorry, an Oil Embargo Won’t Lead to North Korea’s Capitulation
Will Marketization Bring Down the North Korean Regime?
April 18, 2017
Will Marketization Bring Down the North Korean Regime?
The Kim regime has turned its new economic elites into an increasingly important source of revenue.
Will Marketization Bring Down the North Korean Regime?
How Does North Korea Survive?
March 15, 2017
How Does North Korea Survive?
A closer look at Pyongyang's modus operandi.
How Does North Korea Survive?
<em>Byungjin</em> in Play? North Korea's Top Economic Officials Meet for First Time Since 2006
September 07, 2016
Byungjin in Play? North Korea's Top Economic Officials Meet for First Time Since 2006
News from North Korea continues to suggest that Kim Jong-un is serious about making byungjin work.
Byungjin in Play? North Korea's Top Economic Officials Meet for First Time Since 2006
When 'Sunshine' Ruled on the Korean Peninsula
July 11, 2016
When 'Sunshine' Ruled on the Korean Peninsula
Remembering a period of unprecedented cooperation between the two Koreas, despite being technically still at war.
When 'Sunshine' Ruled on the Korean Peninsula
When Capitalism Came to North Korea
June 10, 2016
When Capitalism Came to North Korea
How a Chinese businessman helped spark North Korea’s pharmaceutical industry.
When Capitalism Came to North Korea
It's Official: China Is Cracking Down on North Korean Trade
April 06, 2016
It's Official: China Is Cracking Down on North Korean Trade
China's Commerce Ministry announces bans on imports of gold, coal, and iron from North Korea.
It's Official: China Is Cracking Down on North Korean Trade
The Other Side of Corruption in North Korea
February 10, 2016
The Other Side of Corruption in North Korea
It could be argued that more pervasive corruption is leading to new freedoms.
The Other Side of Corruption in North Korea
North Korea’s H-Bomb Test: The (Impossible) Economic Context
January 08, 2016
North Korea’s H-Bomb Test: The (Impossible) Economic Context
Kim Jong-un wants to both build a hydrogen bomb and develop North Korea’s economy. It won’t work.
North Korea’s H-Bomb Test: The (Impossible) Economic Context
How Is North Korea's Economy Doing?
July 31, 2015
How Is North Korea's Economy Doing?
A recent report suggests North Korea's economy is making progress. Can we know for sure?
How Is North Korea's Economy Doing?
Can Capitalism Take Off in North Korea?
April 14, 2015
Can Capitalism Take Off in North Korea?
Flirtations with capitalism need to overcome a rigid ideology.
Can Capitalism Take Off in North Korea?
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