March 04, 2021

Kim recently took his father’s title, but that’s only going to weaken his rule

Trashing Kim Jong Il's legacy will only serve to undermine the very bloodline Kim Jong Un draws his legitimacy from

The following article is a column by Andrei Lankov, a professor at Kookmin University and a director at Korea Risk Group, which oversees NK News and NK Pro. Views expressed in opinion articles and columns are exclusively the author’s own and do not represent those of NK News.