May 17, 2021

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Peace with North Korea trumps free speech: potential ROK presidential candidate

Peace with North Korea trumps free speech: potential ROK presidential candidate

Lee Jae-myung doubles down on support for DPRK engagement as poll pegs him a popular choice for president

Peace with North Korea trumps free speech: potential ROK presidential candidate
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 14, 2021
Silence on North Korea’s reunification committee bad sign for talks with South
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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 Fretwell
James Fretwell May 13, 2021
New North Korean book highlights ‘trust’ between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump

New North Korean book highlights ‘trust’ between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump

Moon Jae-in totally absent from new publication, while Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin feature heavily

New North Korean book highlights ‘trust’ between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 12, 2021
New activity at Kim Jong Un’s private beach may signal visit to east coast
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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 Zwirko
Colin Zwirko May 11, 2021
Wife by his side, Kim Jong Un urges women to be ‘eternal cooks’ for revolution

Wife by his side, Kim Jong Un urges women to be ‘eternal cooks’ for revolution

North Korean first lady makes rare appearance for event that celebrates “true daughters of the party”

Wife by his side, Kim Jong Un urges women to be ‘eternal cooks’ for revolution
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy May 6, 2021
North Korea in April 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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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 Pro
NK Pro May 3, 2021
The US policy review is finished, but it’s same old, same old to North Korea
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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 Fretwell
James Fretwell May 2, 2021
Kim Jong Un wants to control teens with music, haircuts and socialist thought

Kim Jong Un wants to control teens with music, haircuts and socialist thought

North Korean leader tells Youth League to stamp out “exotic lifestyles” and “dangerous poisons” to state ideals

Kim Jong Un wants to control teens with music, haircuts and socialist thought
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 29, 2021
North Korea’s solution to economic crisis? Judge officials by their performance
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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 Weiser
Martin Weiser April 23, 2021
Kim Jong Un resumes traditional holiday visit to grandfather’s embalmed body

Kim Jong Un resumes traditional holiday visit to grandfather’s embalmed body

The North Korean leader’s wife Ri Sol Ju and sister Kim Yo Jong joined an unusually small group at the Kumsusan palace

Kim Jong Un resumes traditional holiday visit to grandfather’s embalmed body
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko April 15, 2021
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