January 21, 2022

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

The problematic assumptions that cause North Korea predictions to go wrong

The problematic assumptions that cause North Korea predictions to go wrong

Hawks and doves often believe the worst about each other, leading to unrealistic prognostications and poor policy

The problematic assumptions that cause North Korea predictions to go wrong
Rob York
Rob York January 21, 2022
Small state, grand strategy: North Korea’s policy plans for 2022 and beyond
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Small state, grand strategy: North Korea’s policy plans for 2022 and beyond

Despite an inward focus for this year, Pyongyang still eyes the big-picture goal of recognition as a nuclear state

Small state, grand strategy: North Korea’s policy plans for 2022 and beyond
Edward Howell
Edward Howell January 21, 2022
The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 14 to Jan. 20
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The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 14 to Jan. 20

An analytical look at Donald Trump’s gifts to Kim Jong Un, a fertilizer campaign, propaganda on ‘model’ wives and more

The week in North Korean state media: A review of Jan. 14 to Jan. 20
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung January 20, 2022
Timeline: How North Korean propaganda dialed back focus on Kim Jong Un in 2021
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Timeline: How North Korean propaganda dialed back focus on Kim Jong Un in 2021

More erratic messaging appears to reflect upheavals in propaganda leadership, as notable changes decline in second half

Timeline: How North Korean propaganda dialed back focus on Kim Jong Un in 2021
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser January 19, 2022
Yoon Suk-yeol doubles down on preemptive strike to stop North Korean attack

Yoon Suk-yeol doubles down on preemptive strike to stop North Korean attack

Conservative presidential candidate says North Korea the ‘main enemy’ as opponents accuse him of anti-communist populism

Yoon Suk-yeol doubles down on preemptive strike to stop North Korean attack
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 17, 2022
Lee Jae-myung urges rival to retract support for North Korea ‘preemptive strike’

Lee Jae-myung urges rival to retract support for North Korea ‘preemptive strike’

Progressive presidential candidate characterizes remarks as reckless, calls DPRK’s latest missile test a ‘provocation’

Lee Jae-myung urges rival to retract support for North Korea ‘preemptive strike’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 12, 2022
Kim Yo Jong unusually prominent at North Korea’s latest hypersonic missile test

Kim Yo Jong unusually prominent at North Korea’s latest hypersonic missile test

DPRK leader’s sister stood next to him on viewing deck for the first time, a possible sign of her growing influence

Kim Yo Jong unusually prominent at North Korea’s latest hypersonic missile test
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 12, 2022
Kim Jong Un guided North Korea’s third ‘hypersonic’ missile test: state media

Kim Jong Un guided North Korea’s third ‘hypersonic’ missile test: state media

It's the first missile launch Kim has publicly attended in nearly two years

Kim Jong Un guided North Korea’s third ‘hypersonic’ missile test: state media
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 12, 2022
Disgraced ex-president uses North Korea issues to rebrand as champion of freedom

Disgraced ex-president uses North Korea issues to rebrand as champion of freedom

Park Geun-hye’s team picked several letters from defectors praising the former South Korean leader for bestselling book

Disgraced ex-president uses North Korea issues to rebrand as champion of freedom
James Fretwell
James Fretwell January 10, 2022
Cake day? Kim Jong Un’s birthday comes and goes without state media celebration

Cake day? Kim Jong Un’s birthday comes and goes without state media celebration

Kim turned 38 on Saturday, but may be waiting until he’s older to make the day a national holiday, expert says

Cake day? Kim Jong Un’s birthday comes and goes without state media celebration
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim January 9, 2022
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