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Luke Herman

Luke Herman is a regular writer at NK News and the Peterson Institute’s “Witness to Transformation” blog. He is a graduate of the UCSD School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS). Follow him on Twitter (@luke_herman) or email him your comments at [email protected].  

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Kim Jong Un’s August visits focus on sports and culture

Kim Jong Un’s August visits focus on sports and culture

Kim Jong Un focuses on sports and culture in August, confirming trend away from military

Kim Jong Un’s August visits focus on sports and culture
Luke Herman
Luke Herman September 10, 2013
Data shows changing priorities for North Korean leadership

Data shows changing priorities for North Korean leadership

North Korea Leadership Tracker data shows changes in personnel and priorities post 'crisis' period

Data shows changing priorities for North Korean leadership
Luke Herman
Luke Herman August 8, 2013
Kim Jong Un’s changing priorities: May visits in the DPRK

Kim Jong Un’s changing priorities: May visits in the DPRK

May saw Kim Jong Un make five economic appearances, a striking departure from recent months

Kim Jong Un’s changing priorities: May visits in the DPRK
Luke Herman
Luke Herman June 6, 2013
Like (Grand) Father, Like Son?

Like (Grand) Father, Like Son?

History Shows Kim Jong Un No More Reckless Than Predecessors

Like (Grand) Father, Like Son?
Luke Herman
Luke Herman May 31, 2013
Data shows Kim Jong Un’s heavy military focus in Q1

Data shows Kim Jong Un’s heavy military focus in Q1

NK Leadership Tracker shows Kim Jong Un focused exclusively on military and Pyongyang prestige projects

Data shows Kim Jong Un’s heavy military focus in Q1
Luke Herman
Luke Herman May 8, 2013
Sino-North Korean Trade at Record High Despite Beijing Criticism

Sino-North Korean Trade at Record High Despite Beijing Criticism

While China uses its public voice to openly criticize North Korea's nuclear test, behind-the-scenes trade is at a record high.

Sino-North Korean Trade at Record High Despite Beijing Criticism
Luke Herman
Luke Herman February 14, 2013
NK Leadership Chess: 2012 Year-in-Review

NK Leadership Chess: 2012 Year-in-Review

2012 was a major success for Pyongyang, with Kim Jong Un successfully taking on all of the positions formerly held by his father

NK Leadership Chess: 2012 Year-in-Review
Luke Herman
Luke Herman January 7, 2013
North Korea Responds to South Korean Election

North Korea Responds to South Korean Election

North Korea Acknowledges Park Election Victory in Record Time

North Korea Responds to South Korean Election
Luke Herman
Luke Herman December 21, 2012
China’s Got a New Face, But its NK Policy Is Still Full Of Wrinkles

China’s Got a New Face, But its NK Policy Is Still Full Of Wrinkles

Kim Jong Un has sent his congratulations to Xi Jinping as China's new leader, but will Beijing's policy towards Pyongyang change direction?

China’s Got a New Face, But its NK Policy Is Still Full Of Wrinkles
Luke Herman
Luke Herman November 19, 2012
Brace Yourselves, The Kim Jong Un Badges Are Coming

Brace Yourselves, The Kim Jong Un Badges Are Coming

Reports from Pyongyang suggest that some members of North Korea's top security agency are being issued with Kim Jong Un badges

Brace Yourselves, The Kim Jong Un Badges Are Coming
Luke Herman
Luke Herman November 15, 2012
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