February 21, 2024

Kim Jong Un Focuses Visit Schedule On Military

Kim Jong Un doesn't seem to care about anyone else but Pyongyangites and military men. What does that mean for the regime?

by Stephan Haggard and Luke Herman

A series of meetings and statements since the successful satellite and nuclear tests suggests that a new ideological line is taking shape in North Korea. We are looking for an appropriate label. “Missiles and Nuclear Weapons First Policy” comes to mind, but it is a little inelegant. We have decided on “Songun Mark 2.0.”