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Fate of a fishmonger

Fate of a fishmonger

Let’s introduce Ms. Yi (not her real name), one of many North Korean entrepreneurs and one of the pioneers of the country’s private economy. Ms. Yi and her husband began their operations in the late 1980s, soon after their marriage. Private enterprises began to pop up at the time despite the anti-capitalist founding father of […]

Kim Jong Un’s visit to Russia unlikely to meet leader’s expectations

Kim Jong Un’s visit to Russia unlikely to meet leader’s expectations

Much attention has been attracted recently by the media reports about Kim Jong Un’s likely decision to come to Moscow in May. If such a visit does indeed happen, it will be an important turning point for a remarkably reclusive North Korean leader whose unwillingness to hold summits is, indeed, unusual. There is little doubt […]

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