October 16, 2021

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

North Korea’s perfectly logical strategy of missile launches and dialogue
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North Korea’s perfectly logical strategy of missile launches and dialogue

The DPRK wants sanctions relief from the US and a Democratic South Korean president and is working to see both outcomes

North Korea’s perfectly logical strategy of missile launches and dialogue
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 14, 2021
Standing in front of nuclear missiles, Kim Jong Un says US causing ‘tension’

Standing in front of nuclear missiles, Kim Jong Un says US causing ‘tension’

In new type of weapon exhibition, Kim Jong Un stresses ‘defensive’ capabilities and criticizes South Korean arms buildup

Standing in front of nuclear missiles, Kim Jong Un says US causing ‘tension’
No new missile debuts, parades on key North Korean holiday

No new missile debuts, parades on key North Korean holiday

A year after marking Party Foundation Day with new ICBM and parade, holiday passes with smaller events in 2021

No new missile debuts, parades on key North Korean holiday
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung October 11, 2021
No signs of parade or other celebrations in Pyongyang ahead of key holiday

No signs of parade or other celebrations in Pyongyang ahead of key holiday

Any celebrations likely to be muted as sources in Pyongyang observe no indications of big upcoming event

No signs of parade or other celebrations in Pyongyang ahead of key holiday
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 9, 2021
Kim Jong Un worked on tourist resort designs during 2021 absences: KCTV

Kim Jong Un worked on tourist resort designs during 2021 absences: KCTV

Pyongyang expo shows off designs for trains, ships and space shuttle slide similar to one Kim family used

Kim Jong Un worked on tourist resort designs during 2021 absences: KCTV
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 8, 2021
Reshuffles at North Korea’s parliament session suggest volatility at the top
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Reshuffles at North Korea’s parliament session suggest volatility at the top

The latest round of promotions and demotions highlights major changes in DPRK leadership since January

Reshuffles at North Korea’s parliament session suggest volatility at the top
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser October 4, 2021
North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from September 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021

North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro October 1, 2021
Timeline: From North and South Korean missile tests to offer to resume hotlines
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Timeline: From North and South Korean missile tests to offer to resume hotlines

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from September 1 to September 30

Timeline: From North and South Korean missile tests to offer to resume hotlines
NK Pro
NK Pro October 1, 2021
Fake news? North Korea quickly recalled Rodong Sinmun after name mix-up
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Fake news? North Korea quickly recalled Rodong Sinmun after name mix-up

DPRK propagandists made a rare mistake that could have been a misprint, or a sign of behind-the-scenes power struggles

Fake news? North Korea quickly recalled Rodong Sinmun after name mix-up
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser October 1, 2021
Kim Jong Un suggests restoring inter-Korean hotlines in early October

Kim Jong Un suggests restoring inter-Korean hotlines in early October

DPRK leader’s sister Kim Yo Jong also promoted to member of top decision-making body in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un suggests restoring inter-Korean hotlines in early October
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko | Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung September 29, 2021
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