October 16, 2019
Kim Jong Un may be easing reign of terror over elites
Shift from purge by execution to punishment by reeducation possible sign of stabilizing regime
In recent months, there have been numerous cases of North Korean elites reemerging after months of absence from public view. For several of these officials, there is evidence to suggest they were undergoing reeducation and even punishment due to some infraction or shortcoming. These examples may be evidence of a shift in Kim Jong Un’s method of disciplining senior officials and exerting his