February 21, 2024

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

What Kim Jong Un’s appearances can tell us about the DPRK regime – Ep. 330
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What Kim Jong Un’s appearances can tell us about the DPRK regime – Ep. 330

Researcher Martin Weiser discusses his work tracking North Korean officials, Kim Jong Un’s daughter and more

What Kim Jong Un’s appearances can tell us about the DPRK regime – Ep. 330
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News February 21, 2024
Putin gives Kim Jong Un a car in violation of UN sanctions

Putin gives Kim Jong Un a car in violation of UN sanctions

Latest exchange between Russia and North Korea comes amid ongoing weapons trade

Putin gives Kim Jong Un a car in violation of UN sanctions
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 20, 2024
Satellite imagery shows Kim Jong Un’s east coast yacht, missile test activities
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Satellite imagery shows Kim Jong Un’s east coast yacht, missile test activities

Location of missile test revealed as megayacht arrives at North Korean leader’s beach mansion this week

Satellite imagery shows Kim Jong Un’s east coast yacht, missile test activities
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 17, 2024
Kim Yo Jong floats possible engagement between North Korea and Japan

Kim Yo Jong floats possible engagement between North Korea and Japan

But DPRK leader’s sister caveated statement as being her ‘personal views,’ adding conditions Tokyo must first meet 

Kim Yo Jong floats possible engagement between North Korea and Japan
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 16, 2024
State media review: North Korean festivals build up to former leader’s birthday
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State media review: North Korean festivals build up to former leader’s birthday

An in-depth analysis of events for Kim Jong Il’s birth anniversary, regional development and an official visit to Russia

State media review: North Korean festivals build up to former leader’s birthday
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy February 15, 2024
What to make of North Korea’s apparent interest in naval nuclear propulsion
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What to make of North Korea’s apparent interest in naval nuclear propulsion

Regime appears far off from true maritime deterrent but is relentless in pursuit of second-strike survivability

What to make of North Korea’s apparent interest in naval nuclear propulsion
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda February 13, 2024
Anti-South Korea policy change secures ‘lawful’ basis to attack: Kim Jong Un

Anti-South Korea policy change secures ‘lawful’ basis to attack: Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader shares interpretation in a speech at defense ministry to mark army holiday

Anti-South Korea policy change secures ‘lawful’ basis to attack: Kim Jong Un
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 9, 2024
Yoon says ROK can build nukes but doesn’t want sanctions like North Korea

Yoon says ROK can build nukes but doesn’t want sanctions like North Korea

The president made remarks in pre-recorded interview during which he raised the possibility of engagement with DPRK

Yoon says ROK can build nukes but doesn’t want sanctions like North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Lina Park February 8, 2024
Kim Jong Un inspects foodstuff factories linked to new development drive

Kim Jong Un inspects foodstuff factories linked to new development drive

Kimha county facilities apparently offer glimpse of modernization efforts leader said he wants throughout North Korea

Kim Jong Un inspects foodstuff factories linked to new development drive
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 8, 2024
North Korea’s crops saw on-year improvement in 2023, satellite data shows
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North Korea’s crops saw on-year improvement in 2023, satellite data shows

Analysis is in line with DPRK leader Kim Jong Un’s claim that the country overcame food shortages last year

North Korea’s crops saw on-year improvement in 2023, satellite data shows
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin | Shreyas Reddy February 7, 2024
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