March 04, 2021

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

South Korea fires army general after yet another ‘disappointing’ defection

South Korean military officials to be held accountable for failing to promptly apprehend a North Korean man last month

Jeongmin Kim March 4, 2021

Kim Jong Un pushes for ‘full-scale’ economic development across North Korea

DPRK leader orders city and county leaders to improve the local economy and increase political discipline

Colin Zwirko March 3, 2021
NK PRO

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

NK Pro March 3, 2021

US should not recognize North Korea as ‘limited nuclear power’: H.R. McMaster

Sanctions should not be relieved to spur initial denuclearization talks, McMaster says

NK PRO

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

NK Pro March 2, 2021

New North Korean book on Kim Jong Un skips Trump’s dramatic Hanoi Summit walkout

The 621-page biography highlights one U.S.-DPRK summit, but not the other

Won-Gi Jung March 1, 2021
COLUMN

North Korea’s increasing reliance on China is a dangerous move for Kim Jong Un

Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il skilfully balanced themselves between rival powers, but Kim Jong Un now leans on just one

Aidan Foster-Carter March 1, 2021

Kim Jong Un demands ‘moral discipline’ of military officials, oversees reshuffle

First Central Military Commission meeting of the year held, two military commanders replaced

Jeongmin Kim February 24, 2021
NK PRO

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

Martin Weiser February 24, 2021

North Korea appoints foreign trade specialist as ambassador to China

Ri Ryong Nam's appointment hints at greater economic exchange between North Korea and China, experts say

Chad O'Carroll February 19, 2021
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