January 20, 2022

Analysis

Leading experts analyze recent events and affairs involving North Korea

How history can help predict the next 10 years of Kim Jong Un’s rule

How history can help predict the next 10 years of Kim Jong Un’s rule

Predecessors Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il’s first decades in power suggest surprises in the years to come

How history can help predict the next 10 years of Kim Jong Un’s rule
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy December 21, 2021
North Korea praises new food factories, but construction often dragged for years
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North Korea praises new food factories, but construction often dragged for years

Kim Jong Un pushed dog meat restaurant while border province built factories during year of acute food shortages

North Korea praises new food factories, but construction often dragged for years
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 21, 2021
Kim Yo Jong almost certainly wasn’t promoted, but she may be soon
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Kim Yo Jong almost certainly wasn’t promoted, but she may be soon

While likely due to family ties, her position at key event last week also hinted at her current and future roles

Kim Yo Jong almost certainly wasn’t promoted, but she may be soon
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser December 20, 2021
North Korea is farther from denuclearization than ever before
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North Korea is farther from denuclearization than ever before

DPRK leader's next 10 years in power will see more nuclear advances, ensuring deterrence and diplomatic leverage

North Korea is farther from denuclearization than ever before
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda December 20, 2021
10 years of Kim Jong Un: What should Washington do now about North Korea?

10 years of Kim Jong Un: What should Washington do now about North Korea?

Experts weigh the different options for the US as Kim Jong Un enters his second decade in power

10 years of Kim Jong Un: What should Washington do now about North Korea?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 18, 2021
Kim Jong Un is brutal, nuclear-armed, and there’s little anyone can do about it
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Kim Jong Un is brutal, nuclear-armed, and there’s little anyone can do about it

Ten more years of Kim means more missiles and more oppression, all at the expense of the North Korean people

Kim Jong Un is brutal, nuclear-armed, and there’s little anyone can do about it
James Fretwell
James Fretwell December 17, 2021
How COVID-19 is giving a boost to North Korea’s central bank

How COVID-19 is giving a boost to North Korea’s central bank

Border controls have dampened demand for forex, increasing the won’s value and giving the bank greater leverage

How COVID-19 is giving a boost to North Korea’s central bank
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch December 17, 2021
Holding to account: UN resolutions on DPRK human rights are not dead letters
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Holding to account: UN resolutions on DPRK human rights are not dead letters

While promoting reform is difficult, the UN can pressure North Korea to cooperate by documenting human rights concerns

Holding to account: UN resolutions on DPRK human rights are not dead letters
Roberta Cohen
Roberta Cohen December 16, 2021
10 years of Kim Jong Un: Where will North Korea be 10 years from now?

10 years of Kim Jong Un: Where will North Korea be 10 years from now?

Experts vote on a range of potential scenarios, from crisis and ongoing COVID-19 isolation to economic growth and more

10 years of Kim Jong Un: Where will North Korea be 10 years from now?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 16, 2021
North Korean insurance data points to small business growth despite pandemic
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North Korean insurance data points to small business growth despite pandemic

Data from five insurers suggests they’re weathering the downturn and that the economy has declined less than thought

North Korean insurance data points to small business growth despite pandemic
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser December 16, 2021
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