June 10, 2023
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Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s speech: experts react

North Korea watchers weigh in on what to make of the DPRK leader's annual address

Kim Jong Un delivered his much-anticipated New Year Address for 2019 early Tuesday morning to fellow North Koreans tuning in to hear how the country’s strategy and policy might shift in the coming year.

But as the DPRK finds itself in the midst of stalled negotiations with the U.S. and surprisingly constant progress in improving relations with South Korea, experts stationed outside the North also tuned in seeking signs of how things may play out on the international stage in 2019.