October 17, 2019
With Byungjin, Kim Jong Un hedges his bets
Despite economic emphasis, planks of North Korean strategy hold fail-safe in event of setbacks
Long before the Seventh Congress of the Worker’s Party of Korea, Kim Jong Un very clearly sought to associate himself with his grandfather in rhetoric, mannerisms and visual appearance. He has also sought to emphasize economic growth in the way his grandfather did but his father did not. Indeed, his personal brand is very much associated with the economy. Kim Jong Un has also worked to emphasize