August 19, 2022

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Kim Jong Un praises sacrifices of army medics for ‘victory’ over COVID-19

Kim Jong Un praises sacrifices of army medics for ‘victory’ over COVID-19

In speech, North Korean leader thanks soldiers mobilized to manage medicines and says he felt ‘empty’ about lockdowns

Kim Jong Un praises sacrifices of army medics for ‘victory’ over COVID-19
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 19, 2022
‘We hate Yoon’: Kim Yo Jong slams Seoul’s plan to denuclearize North Korea

‘We hate Yoon’: Kim Yo Jong slams Seoul’s plan to denuclearize North Korea

DPRK leader’s sister rejects all future offers and says South Korea ‘scared’ of the missile tested Wednesday

‘We hate Yoon’: Kim Yo Jong slams Seoul’s plan to denuclearize North Korea
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 19, 2022
By backing Russia in Donbas, Kim Jong Un trades self-reliance for puppetry
COLUMN

By backing Russia in Donbas, Kim Jong Un trades self-reliance for puppetry

Recognizing pseudo-states marks radical shift for North Korea, but cuddling up to Moscow could make peninsula safer

By backing Russia in Donbas, Kim Jong Un trades self-reliance for puppetry
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter August 18, 2022
Yoon chases public opinion as he pardons Samsung prince, but not an ex-president
KOREA PRO

Yoon chases public opinion as he pardons Samsung prince, but not an ex-president

South Korean president is seeking economic wins amid low approval rating, while aiming to avoid political controversy

Yoon chases public opinion as he pardons Samsung prince, but not an ex-president
Benjamin A. Engel
Benjamin A. Engel August 17, 2022
How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay
NK PRO

How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay

While Kim Il Sung launched campaigns that curbed graft, Kim Jong Un has found corruption beneficial to his regime

How corruption conquered North Korea, and why it’s there to stay
Christopher Carothers
Christopher Carothers August 16, 2022
With military makeover, Kim Jong Un asserts his own power in face of troubles
NK PRO

With military makeover, Kim Jong Un asserts his own power in face of troubles

North Korean leader donning white military garb is gesture that seeks to diminish symbolic standing of his predecessors

With military makeover, Kim Jong Un asserts his own power in face of troubles
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy August 15, 2022
North Korea’s ‘strengthened rhetoric’ around nukes concerning, US says

North Korea’s ‘strengthened rhetoric’ around nukes concerning, US says

State Department comments follow DPRK threats to ‘exterminate’ South Korean leaders and use nuclear weapons if attacked

North Korea’s ‘strengthened rhetoric’ around nukes concerning, US says
Thomas Maresca
Thomas Maresca August 12, 2022
Kim Yo Jong’s accusation that Seoul spread COVID sets stage for future violence

Kim Yo Jong’s accusation that Seoul spread COVID sets stage for future violence

Experts say North Korea using crisis to push harder line toward South Korea, even as it celebrates ‘victory’ over virus

Kim Yo Jong’s accusation that Seoul spread COVID sets stage for future violence
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 11, 2022
South Korea and India enjoy growing ties. But will Yoon prioritize New Delhi?
KOREA PRO

South Korea and India enjoy growing ties. But will Yoon prioritize New Delhi?

New administration can build on Moon’s efforts to elevate relationship and expanding economic and security cooperation

South Korea and India enjoy growing ties. But will Yoon prioritize New Delhi?
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal August 11, 2022
North Korea declares COVID-19 ‘eradicated,’ implies Kim Jong Un caught virus

North Korea declares COVID-19 ‘eradicated,’ implies Kim Jong Un caught virus

DPRK leader proclaims victory at event in Pyongyang, as his sister threatens South Korea for allegedly spreading virus

North Korea declares COVID-19 ‘eradicated,’ implies Kim Jong Un caught virus
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 11, 2022
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