As provinces become exposed to more foreign ideas, coffee culture flourishes.
Illegal procedures proliferate as people in Pyongyang and provinces go plastic.
Ten-year military veteran sent to gulag for crimes against the state.
Stiff fines on wealthy businessmen seen as new source of foreign income
Lack of funds forces security ministry to generate alternative sources of income.
Government officials use brokers to collect bribes in advance of illegal calls in sophisticated web of corruption
Citizens hopeful for removal of sanctions, better relations with Seoul, Washington.
Perks and prestige have declined for officers as nation shifts focus to economic development.