According to the email from SAIS:
Attached please find the latest bulletin from “38 NORTH,” a web-based initiative sponsored by the U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS. The goal of “38 NORTH” is to harness the experience of long-time observers of North Korea and others who have dealt directly with Pyongyang in producing quality analysis of events north of the 38th parallel. This analysis, written by Bradley O. Babson, former World Bank official and Chair of USKI’s DPRK Economic Forum, looks at recent developments inside North Korea from an economist’s perspective.
Too often, the media and the expert community jump to premature conclusions about what is going on inside North Korea. In the coming weeks and months, “38 NORTH” plans to publish a series of articles looking at these same developments in an effort to help us all get a better fix on the meaning of these events and their implications for the Korean peninsula, the region and the international community. These articles will be written by experts with different perspectives.
We are looking forward to the scheduled launch of the “38 NORTH” website on April 1, 2010. In the meantime, questions and comments regarding this publication should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.