2016 North Korea and the "New Normal"

This is the age of “New Normal”. Following the 2008 global economic crisis, the term “New Normal” has become an inveterate representation of a low growth economic state. Nevertheless, the term is not only bound to an economic connotation but to social aspects as well. Hence, “New Normal” is a rather expansive keyword that extrapolates different facets of social changes within a society. North Korea under the Kim Jong Un regime is about to face a “New Normal” as well. North Korea’s economic vulnerabilities have been disclosed at an international level, and irrespective of its attempts to initiate a socialist economic plan, there are signs of capitalist activities – all leading to the establis

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