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Rason Special Economic Zone: North Korea as It Could Be

Rason Special Economic Zone: North Korea as It Could Be

If you have ever been to North Korea, you might know that feeling: you are in the country, and at the same time, you are not. Foreign visitors usually stroll through the streets as if they are caught inside a huge transparent rubber sphere. They can see and hear, but most of the time there is this invisible but tangible wall between them and the [...]

The Kaesong Opportunity

The Kaesong Opportunity

Some analysts, like Bruce Klingner writing in the Wall Street Journal on August 18, 2013 lament the recent agreement between the two Koreas to reopen the Kaesong Industrial Complex (KIC), calling it a “trap,” wondering why the South Koreans would want to take this step given the opportunity to close the zone altogether, and claiming that KIC [...]

Interview: Bradley Babson on Foreign Investment in the DPRK

Interview: Bradley Babson on Foreign Investment in the DPRK

38 North is pleased to announce the launch of a new video series featuring interviews with leading experts, officials, academics and newsmakers on a variety of issues related to North Korea. For many years North Korea has identified 2012 as the year it will demonstrate that it is both a strong and prosperous country. We have focused a lot [...]

Will North Korea’s Plans for Foreign Investment Make It a More Prosperous Nation?

Will North Korea’s Plans for Foreign Investment Make It a More Prosperous Nation?

North Korea has been touting for some time that 2012 is the year it will demonstrate its credentials as a “strong and prosperous nation.” On March 17, 2012, the day after announcing its intention to launch a missile and place a satellite in orbit, the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) published new foreign investment laws for the two special [...]

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