December 03, 2021

Five years on, how has Kim Jong Un changed North Korea?

A ruler can do a lot in half a decade, Kim has changed little - and made some things worse

This is part of NK News' series on the first five years of Kim Jong Un's rule.

It has now been five years since Kim Jong Il died and his son Jong Un inherited the power in North Korea. In this article, I will try to outline some general tendencies of the first five years of Kim Jong Un’s rule over the country.