Posts Tagged ‘economic reform’

Reining in Rent-Seeking: How North Korea Can Survive

By | July 02, 2013

Peter Ward proposes that the North Korean regime can reconcile the seemingly contradictory concepts of “state rule” and “market economy” by reining in rent-seeking from low- and mid-level bureaucrats and harnessing the power of the markets.

“Chaos for Selfish Gains:” North Korea in East Asia

By | April 12, 2013

Adam Cathcart takes a brief look at North Korean-Chinese mutual perceptions in their East Asian context.

Ambiguous Chinese Political Discourse: North Korea’s Capricious Behavior

By | April 11, 2013

A leading editorial in Huanqiu Shibao argues that China needs to “enhance its resilience” with regard to North Korea. Mycal Ford translates excerpts and notes the dangers of “doublespeak.”

The Political Economy of Economic Reform: Using Trade to Keep the Debate in Bloom

By | May 27, 2012

The Political Economy of Economic Reform: Using Trade to Keep the Debate in Bloom by Steven Denney Although North Korea may be a thorn in China’s side, it has been duly noted that China does not wish to see political collapse; the twin nightmare scenario of refugees flooding across the border into Northeastern China and […]

In My Father’s House There Are Many Bunkers: Assessing the Kim Jong Un Speech

By | May 13, 2012

Kim Jong Un’s pre-centennial speech to the WPK, admonishing the functionaries to hold his grandfather and father — now the eternal General Secretary of the WPK — in high esteem, occurred in what are anything but thriving times.  In North Korea, such behavior is the continuation of an old tradition.[1]  The April 15 speech, analyzed […]

Think-Tank Watch

By | February 17, 2012

Steven Denney is editor-in-chief  of PEAR, Yonsei University’s graduate journal, a leading voice at the Political Cartel (East Asia) blog, and a master’s student in Global Studies at Yonsei University. In the “week in review” for February 13 through February 17, 2012, Denney, Think-Tank Analyst for SinoNK.com, compiles a list of recent articles on North Korea and Sino-North Korean relations. […]