North Korea: Witness to Transformation blog weekly update - Sept. 28

In this blog, we report on developments in and around North Korea, including the broader security setting and political, economic and social change in the country.

Marcus Noland: Executive Vice President & Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Distinguished Professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy

Weekly Roundup

September 28 – Kim Jong Un and Ri Yong Ho Speak

September 27 – A Dumb Idea: North Korea and the Travel Ban

September 26 – Moon Jae-in’s Speech at the UN General Assembly

September 25 – Abe's Speech at the UN General Assembly

September 21 – Sanctions: Things Are About to Get Interesting. Really Interesting.

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Please direct questions to Kent Boydston, Research Analyst, Peterson Institute for International Economics KBoydston@piie.com

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