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

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

An analytical look at the main developments from Feb. 1, 2021 to Feb. 28, 2021

North Korea in Feb. 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
Author Image NK Pro March 3, 2021
Timeline: From Washington’s foreign policy moves to South Korea’s leaky border

Timeline: From Washington’s foreign policy moves to South Korea’s leaky border

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Feb. 1 - Feb. 28

Timeline: From Washington’s foreign policy moves to South Korea’s leaky border
Author Image NK Pro March 2, 2021
Kim Jong Un’s right-hand man may be leading a new North Korean security council

Kim Jong Un’s right-hand man may be leading a new North Korean security council

Jo Yong Won appears to be heading a mysterious, rumored office that focuses on foreign policy and security

Kim Jong Un’s right-hand man may be leading a new North Korean security council
Author Image Martin Weiser February 24, 2021
North Korea is fighting to take back control of its economy from the markets

North Korea is fighting to take back control of its economy from the markets

Kim Jong Un steered his country away from economic reform at the recent Eighth Party Congress and Second Plenary Meeting

North Korea is fighting to take back control of its economy from the markets
Author Image Peter Ward February 16, 2021
Kim Yo Jong found her own voice, but she’s far from taking North Korea’s throne

Kim Yo Jong found her own voice, but she’s far from taking North Korea’s throne

Kim Jong Un’s sister is not his “number two,” but she does have a unique role in messaging Seoul and Washington

Kim Yo Jong found her own voice, but she’s far from taking North Korea’s throne
Author Image Markus V. Garlauskas February 15, 2021
Kim takes back control of body overseeing party leadership

Kim takes back control of body overseeing party leadership

North Korean leader seems to be tightening grip on Organizational Guidance Department as part of corruption clampdown

Kim takes back control of body overseeing party leadership
Author Image Martin Weiser February 5, 2021
North Korea in Jan. 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

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

An analytical look at the main developments from Jan. 1, 2021 to Jan. 31, 2021

North Korea in Jan. 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
Author Image NK Pro February 3, 2021
Timeline: From the Eighth Party Congress to Biden’s inauguration

Timeline: From the Eighth Party Congress to Biden’s inauguration

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Jan. 1 - Jan. 31

Timeline: From the Eighth Party Congress to Biden’s inauguration
Author Image NK Pro February 1, 2021
After shedding tears over the economy, Kim Jong Un upgraded his beachside manor

After shedding tears over the economy, Kim Jong Un upgraded his beachside manor

An apparent waterslide temporarily spawned at Kim’s mansion shortly after the country’s “80-day” labor marathon started

After shedding tears over the economy, Kim Jong Un upgraded his beachside manor
Author Image Colin Zwirko January 29, 2021
Why Seoul’s foreign minister nominee won’t be able to score Moon more summits

Why Seoul’s foreign minister nominee won’t be able to score Moon more summits

Chung Eui-yong helped fix 2018 and 2019's summits, but COVID-19 and a reluctant Biden will make more talks difficult

Why Seoul’s foreign minister nominee won’t be able to score Moon more summits
Author Image James Fretwell January 22, 2021
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