north korea

Seoul sees glimpses of free market in North

North Koreans are starting to form free markets and trade goods, a sign the planned economy is gradually accepting market forces. Could it lead to rapprochement?
November 08, 2017

Korean relations enter a new phase

The death of Kim Jong-il ushers in another period of precarious uncertainty in the Korean peninsula, and rattles markets in Seoul.
December 19, 2011

McDonald's to open in Myanmar?

Not yet. But we asked readers in our web poll last week to guess which of Asia's rogue states, Myanmar or North Korea, would be first to open a branch of the global burger chain.
December 05, 2011

North Korea can be dealt with

Remember Helsinki: the history of the Cold War shows a better way of dealing with the North Korean regime.
July 17, 2006