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Recap: Top moments at North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress

Recap: Top moments at North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress

The eight-day-long event went over failures of the last five years and clarified social, economic and military plans

Recap: Top moments at North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress
Author Image Colin Zwirko January 15, 2021
Kim Jong Un’s latest military plans go far beyond nuclear weapons

Kim Jong Un’s latest military plans go far beyond nuclear weapons

At the Eighth Party Congress, the North Korean leader also spoke of submarines, satellites and more

Kim Jong Un’s latest military plans go far beyond nuclear weapons
Author Image Ankit Panda January 13, 2021
Full recap: North Korea reshuffles key leadership roles at Eighth Party Congress

Full recap: North Korea reshuffles key leadership roles at Eighth Party Congress

Kim Jong Un got a new title, Kim Yo Jong was demoted and the Politburo focused on economic experts

Full recap: North Korea reshuffles key leadership roles at Eighth Party Congress
Author Image Martin Weiser January 12, 2021
So far, North Korea’s new economic plan is full of bad signs

So far, North Korea’s new economic plan is full of bad signs

State media shared vague details about Party Congress economic reforms that suggest more state control on DPRK markets

So far, North Korea’s new economic plan is full of bad signs
Author Image Peter Ward January 11, 2021
Full list: Who’s sitting next to Kim Jong Un at the Eighth Party Congress?

Full list: Who’s sitting next to Kim Jong Un at the Eighth Party Congress?

Seating arrangements tell a greater story about North Korean political ranks and where key figures are headed

Full list: Who’s sitting next to Kim Jong Un at the Eighth Party Congress?
Author Image Jeongmin Kim January 8, 2021
Mystery man: Kim Hyong Sik’s rise to head of the DPRK’s new judicial department

Mystery man: Kim Hyong Sik’s rise to head of the DPRK’s new judicial department

The unknown official’s promotion and creation of new department suggest more emphasis on rule by law in North Korea

Mystery man: Kim Hyong Sik’s rise to head of the DPRK’s new judicial department
Author Image Martin Weiser January 8, 2021
North Korea in Dec. 2020: A month in review and what’s ahead

North Korea in Dec. 2020: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from Dec. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020

North Korea in Dec. 2020: A month in review and what’s ahead
Author Image NK Pro January 1, 2021
Timeline: From the 80-day battle’s end to the controversial leaflet ban

Timeline: From the 80-day battle’s end to the controversial leaflet ban

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

Timeline: From the 80-day battle’s end to the controversial leaflet ban
Author Image NK Pro December 31, 2020
Moon is on a race to North Korea’s good side, but he probably won’t win in 2021

Moon is on a race to North Korea’s good side, but he probably won’t win in 2021

In the twilight of his term, South Korea’s president faces a long line of hurdles and has few remaining cards to play

Moon is on a race to North Korea’s good side, but he probably won’t win in 2021
Author Image Jeongmin Kim December 31, 2020
Timeline: How North Korean propaganda hyped Kim Jong Un in 2020

Timeline: How North Korean propaganda hyped Kim Jong Un in 2020

DPRK propaganda in 2020 spoke to Kim Jong Un’s growing cult of personality and changing leadership style

Timeline: How North Korean propaganda hyped Kim Jong Un in 2020
Author Image Martin Weiser December 30, 2020
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