July 27, 2021
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Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means

Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means

Dormant inter-Korean diplomacy will increase in intensity, but scheduled USFK drills could pose a hurdle for Seoul

Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means
Kim family using newly-remodeled ‘amusement park’ boat on east coast: imagery

Kim family using newly-remodeled ‘amusement park’ boat on east coast: imagery

Secluded mansion sees first activity since 2019, suggesting North Korean leader may be in Wonsan again

Kim family using newly-remodeled ‘amusement park’ boat on east coast: imagery
Author Image Colin Zwirko July 13, 2021
Changes to North Korea’s military leadership on display during mausoleum visit

Changes to North Korea’s military leadership on display during mausoleum visit

Kim Jong Un’s visit to Kumsusan last week showcased changes suggesting military’s role in 'grave' COVID-19 incident

Changes to North Korea’s military leadership on display during mausoleum visit
Author Image Martin Weiser July 12, 2021
‘Utopian’ North Korean mining town project underway after years of neglect

‘Utopian’ North Korean mining town project underway after years of neglect

Typhoons wrecked ore-rich Komdok region in past decade, but now satellite imagery reveals major construction in progress

‘Utopian’ North Korean mining town project underway after years of neglect
Author Image Colin Zwirko July 9, 2021
North Korea in June 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

North Korea in June 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from June 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021

North Korea in June 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
Author Image NK Pro July 2, 2021
Timeline: From sharp North Korea-China trade decline to Kim’s sudden weight loss

Timeline: From sharp North Korea-China trade decline to Kim’s sudden weight loss

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from June 1 to June 30

Timeline: From sharp North Korea-China trade decline to Kim’s sudden weight loss
Author Image NK Pro July 2, 2021
Was there a major shakeup of top officials at North Korea’s politburo meeting?

Was there a major shakeup of top officials at North Korea’s politburo meeting?

Empty seats, voting abstentions may indicate demotions among Kim Jong Un’s top military and other officials

Was there a major shakeup of top officials at North Korea’s politburo meeting?
Author Image Martin Weiser July 1, 2021
Why Kim Jong Un is skipping public appearances amid health concerns

Why Kim Jong Un is skipping public appearances amid health concerns

North Korean leader may be taking COVID-19 precautions more seriously, or signaling a new tradition change

Why Kim Jong Un is skipping public appearances amid health concerns
Author Image Colin Zwirko June 29, 2021
Is North Korea part of the great power struggle between US and China?

Is North Korea part of the great power struggle between US and China?

Recent displays of China-North Korea friendship will likely solidify U.S. view that Beijing can sway Pyongyang

Is North Korea part of the great power struggle between US and China?
Author Image Anthony V. Rinna June 25, 2021
FULL TEXT: North Korea’s Workers’ Party rule book

FULL TEXT: North Korea’s Workers’ Party rule book

New revisions may provide hints at the direction Kim Jong Un is taking the country

FULL TEXT: North Korea’s Workers’ Party rule book
Author Image Jeongmin Kim June 14, 2021
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