December 13, 2019

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

North Korea’s May 9 test: Kim Jong Un raises the stakes but keeps his options open

State media moderated its coverage of the DPRK's second missile launch in a week

Rachel Minyoung Lee May 10, 2019
Analysis

Kim Jong Un’s April appearances: stepping-up economic, military activities

The month also saw some major political events and a summit in Vladivostok

Rachel Minyoung Lee May 9, 2019
Analysis

How North Korean state media covered Saturday’s weapons test

Pyongyang is likely seeking to step-up pressure while avoiding a return to "fire and fury"

Rachel Minyoung Lee May 6, 2019
Analysis

Wrapping-up the Kim-Putin meeting: the KCTV summit documentary, in summary

State media sought to highlight strengthened ties in a short film

Rachel Minyoung Lee April 30, 2019
Analysis

Key takeaways from DPRK state media coverage of Kim-Putin Summit

What was new and notable about how state media presented the Kim-Putin summit

Rachel Minyoung Lee April 26, 2019
Analysis

Four reasons N. Korea’s rejection of U.S.-ROK aerial exercises was important

“CPRC spokesperson’s press statement” marks a notch up from recent reports and commentaries in Rodong Sinmun

Rachel Minyoung Lee April 25, 2019
Analysis

Kim Jong Un’s delegation to Russia: who’s who?

Key foreign policy figures dropped from DPRK leader's summit entourage, analysis shows

Rachel Minyoung Lee April 24, 2019
Analysis

North Korea’s Wednesday “tactical” weapons test: reading between the lines

State media coverage offered some subtle throwbacks to the Byungjin days

Rachel Minyoung Lee April 19, 2019
Analysis

North Korea’s movers and shakers meet: notable developments at the 14th SPA

Personnel reshuffles dominated DPRK's legislature first meeting on Thursday

Rachel Minyoung Lee April 12, 2019
Analysis

The fourth plenum of the seventh party central committee: what stood out

Domestic economy, partial leadership shuffles dominate major WPK meeting

Rachel Minyoung Lee April 11, 2019