While the problems are unlikely to pose a threat to Kim`s rule, North Korea will need to make significant domestic and foreign policy changes to head off steadily worsening living conditions, growing economic problems and a declining humanitarian situation in the next year or two, according to Chad O`Carroll, CEO of the Korea Risk Group, which monitors North Korea. … [Read more...] about Typhoons blow North Koreas economic plans further off course
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The North introduced a new "buffer zone, one or two kilometers up on the Chinese border," Abrams was quoted as saying by AFP during an online conference organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington on Thursday. … [Read more...] about North Korea issued shoot-to-kill orders to prevent coronavirus from entering the country: Report
The storm has inflicted further pain on an economy ravaged by decades of policy failures, U.S.-led sanctions over Mr. Kim’s nuclear weapons program, border closures amid the coronavirus pandemic and unusually heavy summer flooding that likely worsened the country’s chronic food shortages. … [Read more...] about North Korea’s Kim urges quick recovery from typhoon damage
As a result, General Abrams did not expect to see any major provocations from Pyongyang in the near future, although he said it might show off a new weapons system at next month’s celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the founding of Kim Jong-un’s ruling party. … [Read more...] about N. Korea issues shoot-to-kill orders to prevent virus: U.S.
Cheong Wa Dae has become increasingly frantic in its overtures to North Korea, all of which have been rebuffed. On Thursday, officials at the presidential office discussed ways to push ahead with the Korean "peace process" ahead of the second anniversary of a summit between the two Korean leaders, a spokesman said. … [Read more...] about Moon to Make Fresh Advance to N.Korea in UN Speech