October 27, 2021

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John G. Grisafi

John G. Grisafi is an analyst and Korean linguist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Having previously worked as an analyst for the United States Army in South Korea and studied Korean at the Defense Language Institute, he is now majoring in East Asian Languages & Civilization and History at the University of Pennsylvania.

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In August, North Korean leadership works to bolster recent political changes
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In August, North Korean leadership works to bolster recent political changes

Kim oversees meetings to strengthen regime loyalty among military, youth organization

In August, North Korean leadership works to bolster recent political changes
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi September 21, 2016
North Korea wins gold medal in gymnastics Monday

North Korea wins gold medal in gymnastics Monday

Men’s vault gold brings North’s medal tally to two golds, three silvers, two bronzes

North Korea wins gold medal in gymnastics Monday
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John G. Grisafi August 16, 2016
North Korea wins third silver medal at Olympics Sunday

North Korea wins third silver medal at Olympics Sunday

Kim Kuk Hyang wins North’s fourth medal in weightlifting, sixth overall in 2016

North Korea wins third silver medal at Olympics Sunday
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi August 14, 2016
North Korea wins Olympic gold in weightlifting

North Korea wins Olympic gold in weightlifting

North also wins in first round of women’s team table tennis against Australia

North Korea wins Olympic gold in weightlifting
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi August 12, 2016
South defeats North Korea in Olympic archery

South defeats North Korea in Olympic archery

After win over Kang Un Ju, Chang Hye-jin advances to win gold for South

South defeats North Korea in Olympic archery
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John G. Grisafi August 12, 2016
North Korea wins two bronze medals on Wednesday

North Korea wins two bronze medals on Wednesday

Athletes from North Korea take bronze in men’s shooting, women’s table tennis

North Korea wins two bronze medals on Wednesday
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi August 10, 2016
North Korea wins a second silver medal at Olympics

North Korea wins a second silver medal at Olympics

North takes medal in women’s weightlifting, loses in men’s weightlifting, women’s diving

North Korea wins a second silver medal at Olympics
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi August 9, 2016
North Korea wins its first medal of 2016 Olympics

North Korea wins its first medal of 2016 Olympics

North Korean athlete takes 56kg weightlifting silver after breaking previous Olympic record

North Korea wins its first medal of 2016 Olympics
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi August 8, 2016
July leadership activity in N.Korea balanced between economic, military issues
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July leadership activity in N.Korea balanced between economic, military issues

Economics, military affairs, diplomacy on Kim’s agenda after creation of SAC, new title

July leadership activity in N.Korea balanced between economic, military issues
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi August 3, 2016
UN names next special rapporteur on human rights in N. Korea

UN names next special rapporteur on human rights in N. Korea

Third special rapporteur previously worked on human rights in Myanmar

UN names next special rapporteur on human rights in N. Korea
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi July 29, 2016
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