Commentary: Dissatisfaction But No Evidence Yet of A Pyongyang Spring

Analysis, Economics, Governance, Human Rights
, by Poll confirms that many North Koreans depend on the markets than on the public distribution system (PDS)... Commentary on Beyond Parallel’s “A View Inside North Korea” The Beyond Parallel poll appears to have overcome two major hurdles faced by other North Korea surveys: an over-reliance on North Korean defectors and over-reliance on…

Meager Rations, Banned Markets, and Growing Anger Toward Government

Analysis, Economics, Governance, Human Rights
, by A opinion poll of North Koreans revealed a clear sense of discontent about what the government provides its citizens... A View Inside North Korea A Beyond Parallel descriptive survey of North Koreans currently residing in North Korea revealed a clear sense of discontent among respondents about what the government provides its citizens. Key Findings…

Unification Transparency Index

Analysis, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Governance, Health, Human Rights, Humanitarian Aid, Infrastructure & Energy, Legal, Military, Nuclear Weapons, Refugees & Migration
, by How Much Do We Know About Unification? Beyond Parallel is creating the first-ever database of expert assessments that try to quantify how much we know about unification. While it has become commonplace to say that there are many “unknowns” and “dangers” associated with Korean unification, these variables have never been…