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Kim Jong-un’s Air China summit charter is proof Beijing is wind beneath his wings

June 18, 2018

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The proverb sprang to mind when the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, smiling and dressed in a Mao-style suit … in making its economy the world’s second-largest through reforms. In fact, Chinese leaders repeatedly urged Kim’s father Kim Jung-il …
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Joint Letter from Human Rights Watch and NGOs to Kim Jong-Un

June 18, 2018

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Dear Chairman Kim Jong Un, As your government undertakes new efforts to increase … record of your government and a strong commitment to fundamental and wide-ranging reforms. We accordingly urge you to:
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How Kim Jong-un can bring his economy in from the cold

June 17, 2018

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Happily, my call in 1990 that the DPRK would follow Chinese-style economic reform, was not a career-limiting bad judgment. But could it have been just 28 years too early? Following the Singapore summit, is the DPRK under Kim Jong-un about to change …
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How Kim Jong-un wants to develop his economy and secure his regime

June 12, 2018

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Kim Jong-un rules a country that has suffered famine … Strategies for North Korean economic reform include special economic zones and ventures through cooperation between the two Koreas. The two nations were at the center of the Panmunjom Declaration …
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North Korea Under Kim Jong-Un: Reforms Without Openness? – Analysis

June 11, 2018

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(FPRI) — North Korea still is described routinely as the “world’s last Stalinist country” whose population is allegedly always on the brink of starvation. These descriptions are, however, outdated. Kim Jong-un’s North Korea, while still a grossly …
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If not Kim Jong Un, Trump atleast meets Kim Kardashian at WH

June 11, 2018

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Washington: Days away from a historic summit with North Korea’s mercurial leader, US President Donald Trump held a White House meeting Wednesday with another famous Kim — reality TV star Kardashian — to discuss prison reform and sentencing. The reality …
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US President Trump meets Kim. Kim Kardashian, not Jong-un

June 11, 2018

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Amid speculation whether United States President Donald Trump will meet North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, the US president met Kim on Thursday … talked about prison reform and sentencing.” Photograph: @realDonaldTrump/Twitter The US president met …
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Kim Jong Un, the ‘perfect dictator,’ gets ready for the spotlight in Singapore

June 11, 2018

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The reforms allowed North Koreans to try to support themselves … “Kim Jong Il saw markets as the enemy of the socialist system. Kim Jong Un has realized that they can’t live without market,’’ said Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein, a scholar and …
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