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In Depth: Kim Jong-un and Korea

23 Jul 2015

North Korea Rolls Back Economic Reform

Kim Jong Un can issue orders about what people may buy or sell, but North Koreans, driven by the desire to better their lot, will eventually ignore his demands.
14 May 2015

North Korea's Black Market: Big Enough to Force Reforms?

A product of the famine of the 1990s, North Korea’s growing black market might now be large enough to force the Kim regime to experiment with economic reforms.
22 May 2015

Continuing Executions in North Korea

Whether true or not, reports of another high-level purge in the Kim regime have attracted attention to political executions in North Korea that could further destabilize the country.