January 20, 2021

Category: Analysis

Latest NK Pro analysis related to the DPRK

North Korea’s latest parade shows that Kim is deadset on boosting weapons

Pyongyang rolled out two new ballistic missiles in Jan. 2021, signaling a possible return to testing

Ankit Panda January 20, 2021

Recap: What North Korea rolled out at its Eighth Party Congress military parade

Once again, North Korea revealed its recent and tumultuous developments to armed forces

Joost Oliemans January 16, 2021

A newly-declassified document underscores Trump’s North Korea failures

The U.S. wanted to convince North Korea that it doesn’t need nukes, but Kim is far from persuaded

James Fretwell January 15, 2021

Party Congress: What Biden should expect from North Korea going forward

Kim has set North Korea’s course, and the new U.S. president should keep any expectations for diplomacy flexible and low

Markus V. Garlauskas January 14, 2021

Kim Jong Un’s latest military plans go far beyond nuclear weapons

At the Eighth Party Congress, the North Korean leader also spoke of submarines, satellites and more

Ankit Panda January 13, 2021

Full recap: North Korea reshuffles key leadership roles at Eighth Party Congress

Kim Jong Un got a new title, Kim Yo Jong was demoted and the Politburo focused on economic experts

Martin Weiser January 12, 2021

So far, North Korea’s new economic plan is full of bad signs

State media shared vague details about Party Congress economic reforms that suggest more state control on DPRK markets

Peter Ward January 11, 2021

Party Congress: Kim Jong Un’s weapons wishlist suggests testing campaign ahead

Depending on how the Biden administration responds, North Korea may revert to testing to modernize its military

Ankit Panda January 10, 2021

What to make of North Korea’s massive Eighth Party Congress reveal

Pyongyang announced key foreign policy, military and economic goals that tell us a lot about the future

Chad O'Carroll January 9, 2021

Full list: Who’s sitting next to Kim Jong Un at the Eighth Party Congress?

Seating arrangements tell a greater story about North Korean political ranks and where key figures are headed

Jeongmin Kim January 8, 2021
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