What To Make Of Pyongyang’s Recent Political meetings?

Reading Tea Leaves: The Central Committee and Plenum and the Supreme People’s Assembly
April 5th, 2013

by Stephan Haggard and Luke Herman

The recent round of rhetorical escalation between North Korea, South Korea and the U.S. crested just as two political gatherings were convening: a plenum of the Workers’ Party Central Committee and the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA), the country’s legislature. Both are top-down bodies that are used not to deliberate,

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