May 26, 2024
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Expert round-up: What to make of North Korea’s New Year’s plenum readout

Kim Jong Un revealed little about foreign policy and military plans for 2022, while prioritizing agriculture

Kim Jong Un has revealed major new policies in early January throughout his time as leader, either through New Year’s speeches or following large political meetings in Pyongyang.

As such, many were expecting new details on Saturday relating to DPRK foreign policy, military and space exploration goals — all items touched upon last January at the Eighth Party Congress.

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