Monthly Archives: January 2014

Is there or Is there not reform in the DPRK? And some recommendations

Andrei Lankov is upbeat. He believes reforms are really underway in North Korea with agricultural yields to prove it. But don’t pop the champagne yet because Dr. Lankov is also wary of how the reforms will not go far enough … Continue reading

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The poverty of central planning and food insecurity

Last December, the DPRK Food Policy Blog noted that adverse shifts in Sino-DPRK relations resulting from the purge of Jang Sung-taek could potentially spiral into another food crisis. Drawing on comparisons to the winter of 1954-55 when sudden restrictions on … Continue reading

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Conversation with Chris Green on BloggingheadsTV

This week, yours truly met up with Chris Green for an episode of World Wise on Bloggingheads.tv. Chris Green who is the manager of international affairs for Daily NK and co-editor of Sino-NK provided an informative survey of the knowns … Continue reading

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Assessing Cause and Effect: Food price stability and the Korean People’s Won

Despite turbulence in the upper echelons of political power in Pyongyang, rice prices in North Korea proved remarkably stable at the end of 2013. This may be due to favorable farming conditions and the resulting increase in grain output that … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from the DPRK Food Policy Blog team

Dear Readers, Thank you for your visits in 2013, we enjoyed writing for an audience of 4700 from 108 countries. This was a big year for both our editors whose works were highlighted on NK News (see them here and … Continue reading

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