Rachel Minyoung Lee was a senior analyst at NK Pro. Prior to joining NK Pro, she worked as a senior North Korean media analyst for the U.S. Government. She is also a trained translator of North Korean media propaganda into English.
A tour d’horizon of the North Korean media landscape
The upcoming parliamentary session will likely address budget issues and personnel shuffles, among others
Pyongyang’s latest pronouncement may serve to pave the way for escalating tensions
Kim has continued his predecessor’s reform legacy, but this may change as the DPRK pushes for greater regulation
Pyongyang made clear its intent to continue weapons development, despite acknowledging Kim-Trump ties
The recent dismissal of Ri Man Gon raises interest in his key deputy Jo Yong Won
Both sisters to North Korean leaders, Kim Yo Jong and her aunt Kim Kyong Hui have taken different paths
Events over the past week suggest the DPRK may be on an escalatory path
State media’s restrained handling suggests Pyongyang will continue to focus on internal affairs for the time being
The North Korean leader's guidance of a CC meeting and a drill shows domestic discipline remains the top priority
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