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Foreign Affairs

Dilemmas in Financial Engagement with North Korea

Dilemmas in Financial Engagement with North Korea

Over the past few months, there have been a number of important developments concerning North Korea’s external finances. In early December 2014, North Korea announced that the law governing wages for workers at the Kaesong Industrial Complex had been revised, removing the upper limit without consultation with South Korean authorities. In retaliation for the North’s cyber attack on Sony Pictures in 2014, President Obama signed an [Read More]


NK Nuclear Futures

The Last Word »

The Last Word

Any attempt to predict the future when it comes to North Korea is a risky but worthwhile business, worthwhile if only because of the lack of reasoned, [Read More]


Satellite Imagery

North Korea’s Nuclear and Rocket Test Sites: Limited Activity, No Tests Likely in the Near Future North Korea’s »

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu and Nick Hansen. Despite recent [Read More]


North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Facility: Restart of the 5 MWe Reactor? North Korea’s »

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Nick Hansen Recent commercial satellite imagery [Read More]


North Korea’s Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site: No Sign of Test Preparations North Korea’s »

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Jack Liu and Nick Hansen Summary Despite new [Read More]


Commentary

Korean Unification: Before the »

Korean Unification: Before the Bonanza

Recent events have brought the topic of Korean unification back into public debate. Republic of Korea (ROK) President Park Geun-hye gave an important address on the subject last spring in Dresden, Germany. Last fall, Kim Jong Un’s month-long disappearance got observers [Read More]

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