Although 2016 was a tumultuous time both inside North Korea and in the outside world, its markets have survived relatively unscathed. In fact, the market..
Kim Jong Un has been emphasizing the need to improve the people's economy since the beginning of his rule, and believes that the pathway toward economic power is through the..
Under the tacit approval of the regime, North Korea’s market economy is expanding. Payment methods are also diversifying with direct cash payments, bartering, card transactio..
Earlier this year, the international community implemented sanctions against North Korea in response to its fifth nuclear test and long-range missile launches. With sanction..
Two popular South Korean dramas: KBS2's "Moonlight Drawn by Clouds" (left) and SBS' "Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo" on the right. Image: Official promo poster scre..
Summer vacation is approaching, and many of us are trying to find somewhere beautiful with mountains and clear water to spend the summer. Places far from the city, with magni..
With North Korea’s 7th Party Congress set
to be held on Friday in Pyongyang, Kim Jong Un is expected to reshuffle the
organization of the Worker’s Party in an effort to co..
As North Korea prepares for the 7th Party Congress, Kim Jong
Un has introduced and emphasized a concept dubbed “Mallima Speed” to urge
expediency to workers around the cou..
It comes as no surprise that North Korea
refused to attend the recent UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva,
Switzerland, an absence emblematic of North Korea’s overall..
Many of the tourists who visit North Korea
every year are aware that upmarket restaurants and shops operating in Pyongyang
and other major cities will readily accept forei..