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 here) – and 2014 promises to be an even more exciting year for our blog.
This blog was started in 2012 in an effort to better understand North Korea’s food insecurity and Washington’s position on food aid to the country. It was a pet project for both authors, but it has since grown into a more serious blog, delving into history and prescient analysis of socioeconomic developments. We promise to bring more hard-hitting reports for you in the coming year as both authors dig deeper into their research and produce more in-depth analyses.
We will continue tracking volatility in the market and the impact of the global rice trade on North Korea. We will also study various historical cases of food insecurity from around the world.
In addition, we are planning to
- Closely examine the situation in Myanmar for lessons when North Korea begins its market reforms
- Launch a research project on historic and modern military wartime food acquisition, rationing, and logistics
- Look into North Korea’s energy production capacity
- Release some primary source documents discussing the historic food and market trends in North Korea
- Work more closely with NK News and other North Korea organizations (you will hear our names more often!)
- And much much more!
We hope you have a wonderful new year and please keep in mind that we welcome collaborative projects, comments, and anything that will advance our collective knowledge of this important country whose experiences are, at the end of day, inextricably tied to that of the human race as a whole.
The DPRK Food Policy Blog Team