Category - Commentary

Commentary Domestic Affairs economic integration Foreign Affairs Games jian jian-manpho bridge joint ventures manpho sanctions sino-dprk relations special economic zones Théo Clément

The Jian-Manpho Bridge: Another Failed Attempt at Economic Integration or One More Nail in the Coffin of “Maximum Pressure”?

As current fieldwork interviews and press studies recommend, the opening of the Jian-Manpho bridge linking China and the DPRK displays an elevated Chinese...

budget report choe ryong hae Commentary Domestic Affairs dprk economy Economy Games head of state ki kwang ho kim jae ryong kim jong un korean workers party KWP personnel changes Ruediger Frank self-reliance SPA special economic zones supreme leader supreme people's assembly

The North Korean Parliamentary Session and Budget Report 2019: Signs of Economic Stagnation and an Open Claim to Leadership on the Korean Peninsula

On April 11, 2019, the primary session of the 14th Supreme Individuals’s Meeting (SPA, the DPRK’s Parliament) convened on the Mansudae Meeting Corridor in...