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Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Pyongyang focuses on public image & diplomacy in May

Pyongyang focuses on public image & diplomacy in May

N. Korean makes more position changes as priorities shift following building collapse

Pyongyang focuses on public image & diplomacy in May
Author Image John G. Grisafi June 5, 2014
April full of personnel changes, military events

April full of personnel changes, military events

Ascension of Hwang Pyong So to No. 2 slot caps month full of leadership transitions

April full of personnel changes, military events
Author Image John G. Grisafi May 5, 2014
North Korea emphasizes air force around Day of the Sun

North Korea emphasizes air force around Day of the Sun

Regime seeks to remind people of air force’s relevance, build institutional confidence

North Korea emphasizes air force around Day of the Sun
Author Image John G. Grisafi April 29, 2014
Political shuffling continues amid heightened military activity in March

Political shuffling continues amid heightened military activity in March

Officials close to Kim, including his sister, continue rising in power and influence in regime

Political shuffling continues amid heightened military activity in March
Author Image John G. Grisafi April 3, 2014
Military events, activities spike in N. Korea

Military events, activities spike in N. Korea

North generally responds to joint U.S.-ROK drills with more military activity of its own

Military events, activities spike in N. Korea
Author Image John G. Grisafi March 21, 2014
Behind the KPA fisheries propaganda

Behind the KPA fisheries propaganda

Power struggle over economic resource ends in military’s favor

Behind the KPA fisheries propaganda
Author Image John G. Grisafi January 28, 2014
Leadership priorities back to the military in October and November

Leadership priorities back to the military in October and November

While new faces emerge, and a China trip is rumored, the North may be heading toward provocation

Leadership priorities back to the military in October and November
Author Image John G. Grisafi December 6, 2013
Military matters and holiday events top Kim’s agenda in January

Military matters and holiday events top Kim’s agenda in January

Despite diplomatic overtures calling for peace, North Korean leadership puts much time into military

Military matters and holiday events top Kim’s agenda in January
Author Image John G. Grisafi February 11, 2011
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