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September 10, 2019 | EXPERT: Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein

Throughout the diplomatic process between South and North Korea and the Trump administration’s nuclear diplomacy with Pyongyang, there has been an expectation that should sanctions be relaxed or removed, North Korea would begin to attract investments from all over the globe. READ MORE

August 29, 2019 | EXPERT: Jenny Town , EXPERT: Samantha Pitz

In an attempt to address the country’s electrical energy needs, the DPRK is placing greater emphasis on the construction and utilization of both hydroelectric and coal-powered, thermal-electric power plants. READ MORE

July 3, 2019 | EXPERT: Jenny Town , EXPERT: Samantha Pitz

Analysis by Peter Makowsky, Jenny Town and Samantha Pitz Background READ MORE

July 1, 2019 | EXPERT: Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein

North Korea’s environmental problems have not garnered nearly as much attention as its nuclear and missile programs, signature construction projects or vague commitments to improving the economy, but it is an area that has seen the most interesting developments under Kim Jong Un’s tenure. READ MORE

June 20, 2019 | EXPERT: Robert Carlin

The debate roiling the leadership in Pyongyang is in its fourth week and appears to have heated up. READ MORE

May 29, 2019 | EXPERT: Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein

North Korea’s food situation is confusing. READ MORE

April 19, 2019 | EXPERT: Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein

Wonsan-Kalma and the North Korean Economy READ MORE

April 1, 2019 | EXPERT: Jenny Town , EXPERT: Samantha Pitz

Analysis by Peter Makowsky, Jenny Town and Samantha Pitz READ MORE

March 8, 2019 | EXPERT: Jenny Town , EXPERT: Samantha Pitz

Analysis by Peter Makowsky, Jenny Town and Samantha Pitz READ MORE

February 1, 2019 | EXPERT: Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein

China is by far North Korea’s largest trading partner, accounting for up to 90 percent of its trade flows. Therefore, how much the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign affects North Korea’s most crucial export and imports is primarily a function of China’s enforcement of sanctions. READ MORE

January 3, 2019 | EXPERT: Robert Carlin

In his January 1st New Year’s speech, Kim Jong Un was almost relentlessly positive in discussing DPRK-US relations, a topic that took up an unusually large portion of the entire address. READ MORE

December 6, 2018 | EXPERT: Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein

On October 23, Kee B. Park and Eliana E. READ MORE

November 14, 2018 | EXPERT: Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein

The market exchange rate between the North Korean won, the Chinese renminbi (RMB), and the US dollar (USD) has looked remarkably stable over the past few years. READ MORE

August 27, 2018 | EXPERT: Yun Sun

July 25, 2018 | EXPERT: Sameer Lalwani

By Sameer Lalwani   READ MORE

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