August 08, 2020

Category: Leadership

How Moon Jae-in’s shortlist of successors might shape future North Korea policy

Lee Jae-myung's North-South reconciliation policy would likely be far more aggressive than Lee Nak-yeon's

Jumin Lee July 29, 2020

Why North Korea blames ‘bourgeois culture’ and conducts foreign media shakedowns

A recent state media article suggests that DPRK leadership is increasingly threatened by foreign influence

Jonathan R. Corrado July 23, 2020

Analysis: What to make of Kim Jong Un’s new year speech

Speech offered fig-leaf to South Korea, but warning to U.S., analysis shows

Fyodor Tertitskiy January 1, 2018

Kim Jong Un’s May activity: More military-focused than ever before

Analysis shows the old guard - and rising stars - behind the month's missile bonanza

Tristan Webb June 6, 2017

Kim Jong Un’s March Activity: Preparing for the Day of the Sun

As Kim Il Sung's birthday approaches, the leadership observes a rocket test and tours construction projects

Tristan Webb April 6, 2017

Special relationship: China and “strategic patience”

The alliance between the DPRK and its closest ally is not as clear-cut as many believe

Weiqi Zhang December 1, 2016

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

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

John G. Grisafi September 21, 2016

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

John G. Grisafi August 3, 2016

Pyongyang leadership activity in June highlighted by SPA session

North Korea uses SPA meeting after Party Congress to further solidify era of Kim Jong Un

John G. Grisafi July 13, 2016

In May, Kim Jong Un focuses on economy after Party Congress

Kim’s activity emphasizes politics & economics, uncharacteristically eschews military affairs

John G. Grisafi June 7, 2016
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