September 26, 2022

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Michael Madden

Michael Madden is an NK News Pro leadership specialist and the sole author and editor of the website NK Leadership Watch.

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Rodong Sinmun admits mistakes were made on Special Economic Zones

Rodong Sinmun admits mistakes were made on Special Economic Zones

North Korean media outlet concedes special economic zones have not worked as well as hoped

Rodong Sinmun admits mistakes were made on Special Economic Zones
Michael Madden
Michael Madden October 25, 2013
Hong Yong Chil: Third generation munitions industry leader

Hong Yong Chil: Third generation munitions industry leader

Little-known official may be being groomed for higher munitions industry position

Hong Yong Chil: Third generation munitions industry leader
Michael Madden
Michael Madden October 24, 2013
Analysis: North Korea’s proposed special economic zones

Analysis: North Korea’s proposed special economic zones

North Korea invites investments for special economic zones

Analysis: North Korea’s proposed special economic zones
Michael Madden
Michael Madden October 18, 2013
Kim Jong Un appearances continue to focus on sports-economy

Kim Jong Un appearances continue to focus on sports-economy

“Kim Jong Un’s Sports Economy on show in September 2013 public appearances”

Kim Jong Un appearances continue to focus on sports-economy
Michael Madden
Michael Madden October 3, 2013
Why has North Korea’s WMD chief disappeared from view?

Why has North Korea’s WMD chief disappeared from view?

"When a senior official goes missing, Pyongyang watchers sometimes assume that the official has been purged"

Why has North Korea’s WMD chief disappeared from view?
Michael Madden
Michael Madden August 8, 2013
Which foreign faces stood out at North Korea’s military parade?

Which foreign faces stood out at North Korea’s military parade?

North Korea's leadership met political figures from 14 countries last week as part of "Victory Day" celebrations

Which foreign faces stood out at North Korea’s military parade?
Michael Madden
Michael Madden July 29, 2013
ANALYSIS: Where Kenneth Bae is being detained

ANALYSIS: Where Kenneth Bae is being detained

Bae has been passed between the hands of countless state security organs

ANALYSIS: Where Kenneth Bae is being detained
Michael Madden
Michael Madden May 16, 2013
ANALYSIS: Why North Korea appointed a new defense minister

ANALYSIS: Why North Korea appointed a new defense minister

Was Kim Kyok Sik removed for raising tensions?

ANALYSIS: Why North Korea appointed a new defense minister
Michael Madden
Michael Madden May 14, 2013