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Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Silence on North Korea’s reunification committee bad sign for talks with South

Silence on North Korea’s reunification committee bad sign for talks with South

Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country largely invisible after prominent role in historic rapprochement

Silence on North Korea’s reunification committee bad sign for talks with South
James FretwellJames Fretwell May 13, 2021
New activity at Kim Jong Un’s private beach may signal visit to east coast

New activity at Kim Jong Un’s private beach may signal visit to east coast

A military submarine base up the coast in Sinpho also saw renewed activity this week

New activity at Kim Jong Un’s private beach may signal visit to east coast
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko May 11, 2021
North Korea in April 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

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

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

North Korea in April 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro May 3, 2021
The US policy review is finished, but it’s same old, same old to North Korea

The US policy review is finished, but it’s same old, same old to North Korea

The Biden administration says it will pursue diplomacy and deterrence, but all North Korea sees is more hostile policy

The US policy review is finished, but it’s same old, same old to North Korea
James FretwellJames Fretwell May 2, 2021
North Korea’s solution to economic crisis? Judge officials by their performance

North Korea’s solution to economic crisis? Judge officials by their performance

Kim Jong Un wants to redefine how officials are assigned and take responsibility

North Korea’s solution to economic crisis? Judge officials by their performance
Martin WeiserMartin Weiser April 23, 2021
Kim Jong Un upgrades his private beachside manor and tends to leisure boats

Kim Jong Un upgrades his private beachside manor and tends to leisure boats

The upgraded mansion complex is roughly 25 miles away from a key military submarine development base

Kim Jong Un upgrades his private beachside manor and tends to leisure boats
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko April 13, 2021
North Korea is ordering small-time secretaries to clean up its ideological mess

North Korea is ordering small-time secretaries to clean up its ideological mess

DPRK leader Kim Jong Un gave a speech to party cell secretaries last week at a special conference

North Korea is ordering small-time secretaries to clean up its ideological mess
Peter WardPeter Ward April 13, 2021
North Korea in March 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

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

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

North Korea in March 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK ProNK Pro April 2, 2021
Moon’s desperate North Korea outreach is costing him credibility in Washington

Moon’s desperate North Korea outreach is costing him credibility in Washington

Moon must prove that he’s a rational actor — not an ideologue hell-bent on inter-Korean dialogue

Moon’s desperate North Korea outreach is costing him credibility in Washington
Jumin LeeJumin Lee March 23, 2021
Sluggish progress on key construction despite rare visits by DPRK leader

Sluggish progress on key construction despite rare visits by DPRK leader

Homes built after storm may have stalled work on Kim’s favored chicken farm 

Sluggish progress on key construction despite rare visits by DPRK leader
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko March 12, 2021
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