Kim Jong-Un Has a Population Problem
The National Interest -

Anthony Fensom

Politics, Asia

Not enough babies.

Key point: Pyongyang needs workers and soldiers, but North Koreans aren't having enough children anymore.

South Korea’s demographic decline might be alarming, but its northern neighbor is following a similar trajectory that it is desperately trying to cover up. That is the conclusion of analysts assessing the future of one of the world’s most secretive and authoritarian regimes.

The current population of communist North Korea has been estimated...

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