November 17, 2019

Kim’s New Year’s address indicates bumpy road for inter-Korean ties
Leader's latest address displays new-found independence from the legacy of his father, grandfather
Since 2013, for the last three years Kim Jong Un has used his New Year's address to speak of North Korea’s prospects and its policy conceptions. Obviously, as North Korea’s governmental system is different from other parts of the world, their annual address does not always correspond to what they said in the early days of the year. Often, Kim’s oration ends up as nothing but rhetoric.