December 15, 2019

Making sense of Kim Jong Un’s new position: who is North Korea’s head of state?
Confusion stems from a misunderstanding of what 'head of state' actually means
The latest revisions to the North Korean Constitution have us asking 'who is the head of state?' again. Is it Kim Jong Un? Is it Choe Ryong Hae, the head of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly?I will attempt to answer this question here. I have to warn readers though -- this column will be largely a scholastic exercise, as Kim Jong Un had supreme power before and after the