KEI Paper Cited in National Journal
March 10, 2014
KEI's Academic Paper Series publication titled "Information Technology and Social Controls in North Korea" was cited in the March 7, 2014 National Journal article titled "Kim Jong Un Just Doubled His Country's Cell Phone Use–But Don’t Expect a 'Korean Spring'".
Though Koryolink covers a small fraction of the country's land mass, it reaches 94 percent of its people. Expanding service to North Korea's rural, less-populated areas would likely do little, according to a Korea Economic Institute report earlier this year. "In these remote areas where electricity is stored in car batteries and used to heat water, keeping cell phones charged is not a priority," wrote Scott Thomas Bruce, an associate at the East-West Center.