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Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

Leader, Sun, Mentor, Guide: How North Korean leaders choose their titles

Leader, Sun, Mentor, Guide: How North Korean leaders choose their titles

Great care is taken to give North Korea’s supreme leadership a sufficiently exalted set of monikers

Leader, Sun, Mentor, Guide: How North Korean leaders choose their titles
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 19, 2015
DPRK, Iran strong partners in missile tech – Middle East experts
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DPRK, Iran strong partners in missile tech – Middle East experts

Tehran and Pyongyang collaborated, built better missile programs, present similar threats

DPRK, Iran strong partners in missile tech – Middle East experts
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi January 19, 2015
Wonsan airport undergoing major renovation, expansion
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Wonsan airport undergoing major renovation, expansion

N. Korea implementing plan to expand airport, support growing economic activity in region

Wonsan airport undergoing major renovation, expansion
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi January 19, 2015
Loyalty to N. Korean state declining by generation

Loyalty to N. Korean state declining by generation

Those who came of age during Arduous March have less faith in the regime’s benevolence

Loyalty to N. Korean state declining by generation
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov January 14, 2015
N. Korea involved with Syrian nuke site – Der Spiegel

N. Korea involved with Syrian nuke site – Der Spiegel

Report, citing unnamed intelligence agencies, claims Pyongyang involved in ongoing Syrian nuclear program

N. Korea involved with Syrian nuke site – Der Spiegel
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi January 13, 2015
December: Military drills, political anniversaries; reviewing elite changes in 2014
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December: Military drills, political anniversaries; reviewing elite changes in 2014

Month of December, year of 2014 follow patterns of Kim consolidating power since becoming leader in 2011

December: Military drills, political anniversaries; reviewing elite changes in 2014
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi January 12, 2015
N. Korea makes more military leadership changes
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N. Korea makes more military leadership changes

Two officers assume new senior leadership roles, new air force commander elevated in rank

N. Korea makes more military leadership changes
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi January 9, 2015
North Korea imports more jet fuel, gasoline and diesel in 2014
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North Korea imports more jet fuel, gasoline and diesel in 2014

Chinese oil product exports to North Korea increase over 2013 figures, could indicate refinery problems

North Korea imports more jet fuel, gasoline and diesel in 2014
NK News
NK News January 8, 2015
Analysis: Kim’s sister rumored to be married

Analysis: Kim’s sister rumored to be married

Has Kim Yo Jong tied the knot? What do we know and why does it matter?

Analysis: Kim’s sister rumored to be married
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi January 7, 2015
Kim’s New Year’s speech reveals economic priorities

Kim’s New Year’s speech reveals economic priorities

Leader highlights light industry, seemingly eyes South Korea in search for sponsors

Kim’s New Year’s speech reveals economic priorities
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov January 5, 2015