June 02, 2020

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rachel Minyoung Lee

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.

Analysis

North Korean media: an introduction

A tour d’horizon of the North Korean media landscape

Rachel Minyoung Lee May 12, 2020
Analysis

North Korea’s upcoming Supreme People’s Assembly session: review and prospects

The upcoming parliamentary session will likely address budget issues and personnel shuffles, among others

Rachel Minyoung Lee April 6, 2020
Analysis

Contextualizing North Korean foreign ministry comments on Pompeo

Pyongyang’s latest pronouncement may serve to pave the way for escalating tensions

Rachel Minyoung Lee March 31, 2020
Analysis

North Korea’s Cabinet Premier Kim Jae Ryong: his first year and what’s next

Kim has continued his predecessor’s reform legacy, but this may change as the DPRK pushes for greater regulation

Rachel Minyoung Lee March 30, 2020
Analysis

North Korea’s two-pronged approach: reading missiles and Kim Yo Jong’s statement

Pyongyang made clear its intent to continue weapons development, despite acknowledging Kim-Trump ties

Rachel Minyoung Lee March 22, 2020
Analysis

Jo Yong Won, the mainstay of the Organization and Guidance Department: a profile

The recent dismissal of Ri Man Gon raises interest in his key deputy Jo Yong Won

Rachel Minyoung Lee March 20, 2020
Analysis

Similar background, different paths: comparing Kim Yo Jong and Kim Kyong Hui

Both sisters to North Korean leaders, Kim Yo Jong and her aunt Kim Kyong Hui have taken different paths

Rachel Minyoung Lee March 16, 2020
Analysis

North Korean media’s latest weapon test coverage suggests further escalation

Events over the past week suggest the DPRK may be on an escalatory path

Rachel Minyoung Lee March 10, 2020
Analysis

North Korean media coverage of Monday’s military drill maintains domestic angle

State media’s restrained handling suggests Pyongyang will continue to focus on internal affairs for the time being

Rachel Minyoung Lee March 3, 2020
Analysis

Kim Jong Un’s guidance of party meeting and military drill: key takeaways

The North Korean leader's guidance of a CC meeting and a drill shows domestic discipline remains the top priority

Rachel Minyoung Lee February 29, 2020
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