February 19, 2020

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rachel Minyoung Lee

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.

Analysis

Kim Jong Un’s appearances in June: from munitions factory visits to diplomacy

June was dominated by high-level summitry and the return of high-level officials amid "purge" reports 

Rachel Minyoung Lee July 5, 2019
Analysis

North Korean TV documentary underscores prospects for improved DPRK-U.S. ties

Building on state media, KCTV hailed Sunday's "historic" summit

Rachel Minyoung Lee July 2, 2019
Analysis

Six key takeaways from DPRK media coverage of the Kim-Trump Panmunjom summit

The two leaders held an impromptu third meeting on Sunday

Rachel Minyoung Lee July 1, 2019
Analysis

The significance of North Korea’s commemoration of Kim’s three-year-old title

State Affairs Commission gained importance compared to 2017/18, plus return of term "war deterrent"

Rachel Minyoung Lee July 1, 2019
Analysis

North Korea’s documentary on the Kim-Xi summit: some key takeaways

State TV hailed the meeting as “comradely, candid, and friendly," underscored positive outcomes

Rachel Minyoung Lee June 26, 2019
Analysis

North Korean state media coverage of fifth Kim-Xi summit

Omitting ‘denuclearization’ and highlighting the socialist bond, the two stressed a united front on the international stage

Rachel Minyoung Lee June 24, 2019
Analysis

North Korean report on Trump’s letter to Kim is short, but implies much

Coverage represents first-time state media covers a letter from Trump to both domestic and foreign audiences

Rachel Minyoung Lee June 23, 2019
Analysis

Reading the North Korean leadership at the Kim-Xi summit

A Sino-DPRK meeting in Pyongyang offered some insights into goings-on in the court of Kim Jong Un

Rachel Minyoung Lee June 21, 2019
Analysis

“Trust” dominant theme of N. Korean editorial on day of Xi’s arrival in Pyongyang

The Rodong Sinmun sought to emphasize the two countries' close ties as the fifth Xi-Kim summit began

Rachel Minyoung Lee June 20, 2019
Analysis

What to make of Xi Jinping’s article in the North Korean party daily

This appears to be the first time a leader has contributed to the Rodong Sinmun in the lead-up to a visit

Rachel Minyoung Lee June 19, 2019