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Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

North Korea in January 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
Month in Review

North Korea in January 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from January 1, 2023 to January 31, 2023

North Korea in January 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro February 3, 2023
Timeline: From South Korean nukes to North Korean lockdown
Analysis

Timeline: From South Korean nukes to North Korean lockdown

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from January 1 - January 31

Timeline: From South Korean nukes to North Korean lockdown
NK ProNK Pro February 3, 2023
Vast new trove of North Korean laws shines light on developments in country
Analysis

Vast new trove of North Korean laws shines light on developments in country

Texts acquired by ROK spy agency underscore construction push and greatly expand knowledge of legal system

Vast new trove of North Korean laws shines light on developments in country
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser January 31, 2023
Why North Korean state media remains silent about the Pyongyang lockdown
Analysis

Why North Korean state media remains silent about the Pyongyang lockdown

Regime may feel it can downplay restrictions for now, but a serious COVID outbreak could quickly change the calculus

Why North Korean state media remains silent about the Pyongyang lockdown
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll January 27, 2023
North Korea’s parliament introduces first new speaker in nearly 2 years
Analysis

North Korea’s parliament introduces first new speaker in nearly 2 years

Delayed appointment at recent Supreme People’s Assembly session may reflect crisis, while Kim Yo Jong notably absent

North Korea’s parliament introduces first new speaker in nearly 2 years
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser January 25, 2023
Inside the shadowy team of elite North Korean photographers covering Kim Jong Un
Analysis

Inside the shadowy team of elite North Korean photographers covering Kim Jong Un

NK Pro analysis suggests the Political News Team enjoys unmatched access to the leadership going back decades

Inside the shadowy team of elite North Korean photographers covering Kim Jong Un
Ángel GarcíaÁngel García January 25, 2023
How the Czech Republic positions itself between hawks and doves on North Korea
Analysis

How the Czech Republic positions itself between hawks and doves on North Korea

Prague both condemns the DPRK’s nukes and embraces cultural exchanges, setting itself up for engagement with Pyongyang

How the Czech Republic positions itself between hawks and doves on North Korea
Tereza NovotnaTereza Novotna January 20, 2023
What the titles of Kim Jong Un’s daughter reveal about his succession plans
Analysis

What the titles of Kim Jong Un’s daughter reveal about his succession plans

Descriptors like ‘beloved’ and ‘noble’ tie girl to Kim Jong Il, though this doesn’t guarantee she’s heir to the throne

What the titles of Kim Jong Un’s daughter reveal about his succession plans
Fyodor TertitskiyFyodor Tertitskiy January 18, 2023
<thrive_headline click tho-post-2201540 tho-test-1>Stable genius? Kim Jong Un pushes secret military horse program</thrive_headline>
Analysis

Stable genius? Kim Jong Un pushes secret military horse program

NK Pro analysis shows North Korea rapidly built at least 12 horse tracks at army bases, for reasons that remain unclear

<thrive_headline click tho-post-2201540 tho-test-1>Stable genius? Kim Jong Un pushes secret military horse program</thrive_headline>
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko January 18, 2023
North Korea’s silent leadership reshuffle supports push to solve ‘food problem’
Analysis

North Korea’s silent leadership reshuffle supports push to solve ‘food problem’

Recent plenum promoted cadres with experience in agriculture and industry as DPRK prioritizes living standards in 2023

North Korea’s silent leadership reshuffle supports push to solve ‘food problem’
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser January 13, 2023
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