Rachel Minyoung Lee is 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.
State media reporting was rich in symbolism, projecting the DPRK leader's power and determination
The Rodong Sinmun's unusual emphasis of Kim tracks with post-Hanoi developments
The renewed “class education” campaign builds on weapons tests and uptick in anti-U.S. rhetoric
North Korea's response to failed working-level negotiations appears to reflect hardened line
A Rodong Sinmun article emphasizing defense capabilities appears to signal yet another shift
The party daily keeps up low-level criticism as DPRK withholds positive developments from the domestic public
State media suggests Kim holding broader, if not higher-profile, role in the ruling party
Unusual emphasis of defense industry suggests DPRK may go back to simultaneous defense-economic development
The latest DPRK constitutional revision reinstates at least some of Kim Il Sung’s powers as “DPRK president”
Second SPA meeting this year likely to deal with smaller-scale issues and personnel shuffles than opening April session
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