July 30, 2021

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Kim Jong Un gathers military for four-day lecture, criticizes US military drills

Kim Jong Un gathers military for four-day lecture, criticizes US military drills

North Korean leader calls out 'fanatical practices for invasion' ahead of tentative joint U.S.-ROK drills

Kim Jong Un gathers military for four-day lecture, criticizes US military drills
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 29, 2021
Kim Jong Un makes rare visit to Chinese friendship monument on war anniversary

Kim Jong Un makes rare visit to Chinese friendship monument on war anniversary

North Korean leader thanks China for war aid, as former top military official reappears at his side despite demotion

Kim Jong Un makes rare visit to Chinese friendship monument on war anniversary
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 28, 2021
Kim Jong Un compares COVID-19 ‘hardships’ to Korean War at veterans conference

Kim Jong Un compares COVID-19 ‘hardships’ to Korean War at veterans conference

Fireworks and speech by North Korean leader mark first-ever outdoor national conference of war veterans

Kim Jong Un compares COVID-19 ‘hardships’ to Korean War at veterans conference
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 27, 2021
Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means
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Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means

Dormant inter-Korean diplomacy will increase in intensity, but scheduled USFK drills could pose a hurdle for Seoul

Resuming inter-Korean hotline communications: What it means
North Korea confirms hotline reconnection, seeks ‘big stride’ toward trust

North Korea confirms hotline reconnection, seeks ‘big stride’ toward trust

DPRK state media reports on the agreement shortly after South Korea’s announcement

North Korea confirms hotline reconnection, seeks ‘big stride’ toward trust
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim July 27, 2021
Seoul announces hotline communications breakthrough with Pyongyang

Seoul announces hotline communications breakthrough with Pyongyang

Phone line apparently restored after North Korea said it severed all inter-Korean communication lines last year

Seoul announces hotline communications breakthrough with Pyongyang
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung July 26, 2021
Kim Jong Un reappears after two-week break, visits cemetery on war anniversary

Kim Jong Un reappears after two-week break, visits cemetery on war anniversary

State media also implies top military official Pak Jong Chon retained Kim’s trust after recent demotion

Kim Jong Un reappears after two-week break, visits cemetery on war anniversary
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 26, 2021
Despite signs of crisis in North Korean leadership, regime can weather the storm

Despite signs of crisis in North Korean leadership, regime can weather the storm

Kim Jong Un appears to be having serious health problems, but contingency measures ensure the elite can survive a crisis

Despite signs of crisis in North Korean leadership, regime can weather the storm
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov July 20, 2021
An interview with Stephen Biegun – NKNews Podcast Ep. 191

An interview with Stephen Biegun – NKNews Podcast Ep. 191

The former U.S envoy for North Korea policy discusses what went right -- and wrong -- in Singapore, Hanoi and Stockholm

An interview with Stephen Biegun – NKNews Podcast Ep. 191
NK News
NK News July 14, 2021
Kim Jong Un’s young propaganda musicians enjoy access to key Pyongyang palaces

Kim Jong Un’s young propaganda musicians enjoy access to key Pyongyang palaces

Rich and famous lifestyles feature prominently in music videos as state pushes ideological purity campaign

Kim Jong Un’s young propaganda musicians enjoy access to key Pyongyang palaces
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 14, 2021
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