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What to expect at North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress

What to expect at North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress

A new economic plan will likely be announced, but there’s no sign that it can create the results that North Korea needs

What to expect at North Korea’s Eighth Party Congress
Author Image Chad O'Carroll December 29, 2020
Kim Jong Un was elusive in 2020, but emerged for a surge of Politburo meetings

Kim Jong Un was elusive in 2020, but emerged for a surge of Politburo meetings

Reclusive or not, the North Korean leader may be vying for a more formal and inclusive governing style

Kim Jong Un was elusive in 2020, but emerged for a surge of Politburo meetings
Author Image Colin Zwirko December 28, 2020
Nine years ago, Kim Jong Un took power. Here’s what changed in 2020. 

Nine years ago, Kim Jong Un took power. Here’s what changed in 2020. 

North Korea underwent several drastic adjustments this year — some of which were state-sponsored, some of which were not

Nine years ago, Kim Jong Un took power. Here’s what changed in 2020. 
Author Image Fyodor Tertitskiy December 17, 2020
New Foreign Affairs Committee leader will bring back conventional Korea policy

New Foreign Affairs Committee leader will bring back conventional Korea policy

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks will seek consensus on North Korea and seems to be on the same page with the President-elect

New Foreign Affairs Committee leader will bring back conventional Korea policy
Author Image Anthony V. Rinna December 10, 2020
North Korea in Nov. 2020: A month in review and what’s ahead

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

An analytical look at the main developments from Nov. 1, 2020 to Nov. 30, 2020

North Korea in Nov. 2020: A month in review and what’s ahead
Author Image NK Pro December 3, 2020
Timeline: From Pyongyang’s election silence to trade dips and Politburo meetings

Timeline: From Pyongyang’s election silence to trade dips and Politburo meetings

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Nov. 1 - Nov. 30

Timeline: From Pyongyang’s election silence to trade dips and Politburo meetings
Author Image NK Pro December 2, 2020
Ri Son Gwon’s demotion teases major leadership changes at Party Congress

Ri Son Gwon’s demotion teases major leadership changes at Party Congress

It’s becoming increasingly clear that major leadership changes will be finalized at the Jan. 2020 Eighth Party Congress

Ri Son Gwon’s demotion teases major leadership changes at Party Congress
Author Image Martin Weiser November 10, 2020
Kim Jong Un is more worried about a military coup than a people’s revolt

Kim Jong Un is more worried about a military coup than a people’s revolt

Over the past eight years, the North Korean leader has made several changes to protect himself from a hypothetical coup

Kim Jong Un is more worried about a military coup than a people’s revolt
Author Image Peter Ward November 6, 2020
North Korea in Oct. 2020: A month review and what’s ahead

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

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

North Korea in Oct. 2020: A month review and what’s ahead
Author Image NK Pro November 3, 2020
North Korea’s mass games propaganda event ends after mysteriously short run

North Korea’s mass games propaganda event ends after mysteriously short run

State media gave little attention this year to mass performances at Pyongyang’s May Day Stadium

North Korea’s mass games propaganda event ends after mysteriously short run
Author Image Colin Zwirko November 2, 2020
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