Monthly Archives: September 2012

Wither goes North Korea after the people’s meeting?

The world is waiting to see how North Korea will enact its most recent attempt at economic reforms; however, the most recent Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) meeting produced no discussion on agrarian and retail reforms. Instead, education reform legislation were … Continue reading

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International food update

Recent infographic from the World Food Programme showed how the international community is struggling with the inflation of food prices. North Korea is one part of this story – the country is still reeling from the normalization of crude oil price … Continue reading

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South Korean aid rejected while economic instability rises

Pummeled by a series of climatic phenomenons harmful to crop production and the general health of the rural population, Pyongyang will be struggling to meet the deficit in food demand and services necessary for the welfare of its citizens. This … Continue reading

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Food and Reform update

It still remains to be seen whether the North Korean leadership is truly intent on implementing real reforms next month when the June 28 Policy is to go into effect; however, several indicators point towards a genuine attempt by Pyongyang … Continue reading

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