January 28, 2020

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

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What to expect at a potential North Korean military parade next month

A February parade could serve as an opportunity to showcase new missile tech without breaching Trump's "red line"

Ankit Panda January 27, 2020

Kim Jong Un's aunt, once reported killed, makes first appearance in six years

Kim Kyong Hui appears alongside leader Kim Jong Un at Lunar New Year concert

Oliver Hotham January 25, 2020

"Slow, steady, patient" diplomacy with North Korea will continue: State

"There’s nothing to be gained by not talking," senior official tells reporters at the State Department

Jacob Fromer January 23, 2020

North Korea names ex-ambassador as new ruling party foreign policy chief

Former top envoy to Russia to serve as head of WPK International Department, diplomatic note confirms

Oliver Hotham January 22, 2020

Kim Jong Gwan confirmed as North Korea's new defense minister: state media

Promotion notable given Kim's background in state construction works, analyst says

Jeongmin Kim January 21, 2020
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Pro-North Korea website details how the country achieved "bumper crop" in 2019

Article in Tokyo-based Choson Sinbo seeks to bolster claims by Kim Jong Un at December party plenum

Rachel Minyoung Lee January 21, 2020

With a "crude" new foreign minister, North Korea strengthens its hard-line turn

Ri Son Gwon, with his reputation for bluster, may be the ideal DPRK diplomat if tensions rise in the coming year

Oliver Hotham January 21, 2020

Ri Son Gwon appointed North Korean foreign minister, diplomatic note confirms

Long-time military hardliner to now serve as DPRK's top diplomat, foreign embassies in Pyongyang told

Chad O'Carroll January 20, 2020
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North Korea reshuffles its foreign policy top brass: potential implications

Appointment of a new foreign minister is not surprising, but Ri Son Gwon, if his appointment is confirmed, is

Rachel Minyoung Lee January 20, 2020
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North Korean leader's Toyota luxury bus, multiple Lexus SUVs appear in 2019 film

Customized VIP bus was used in August missile tests, while SUVs dominated domestic travel

Colin Zwirko January 20, 2020
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