April 13, 2024

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

How North Korea’s New Year messages use history and hardships to prop up regime
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How North Korea’s New Year messages use history and hardships to prop up regime

Kim Jong Un’s speeches refer to past triumphs to inspire people to persevere, but face growing skepticism from young

How North Korea’s New Year messages use history and hardships to prop up regime
Junhyoung Lee
Junhyoung Lee December 29, 2023
Kim Jong Un appears to reward top officials with luxury Mercedes cars

Kim Jong Un appears to reward top officials with luxury Mercedes cars

North Korean leader’s inner circle seen driving new vehicles after his own fleet recently upgraded

Kim Jong Un appears to reward top officials with luxury Mercedes cars
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 29, 2023
Kim Jong Un tells nation to prepare for economic hardships and war in 2024

Kim Jong Un tells nation to prepare for economic hardships and war in 2024

North Korean leader warns of ‘grave’ military situation and ‘increasing’ challenges, even as he highlights successes

Kim Jong Un tells nation to prepare for economic hardships and war in 2024
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 28, 2023
3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023
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3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023

Data sheds light on the year’s biggest developments, from leader appearances and wig trade to delegation visits and more

3 parades, 44 missiles, 64 flights: Numbers tell the story of North Korea’s 2023
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin December 27, 2023
What over 100 experts think about North Korea’s next steps – Ep. 322
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What over 100 experts think about North Korea’s next steps – Ep. 322

Chad O’Carroll discusses survey results on influencing Pyongyang, prospects for reopening, inter-Korean policy and more

What over 100 experts think about North Korea’s next steps – Ep. 322
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News December 27, 2023
Kim Jong Un kicks off major meeting to round out ‘year of great transformation’

Kim Jong Un kicks off major meeting to round out ‘year of great transformation’

North Korean leader projects optimism at start of multi-day plenum expected to set nuclear and economic agenda

Kim Jong Un kicks off major meeting to round out ‘year of great transformation’
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy December 27, 2023
Decoding North Korea: What 1,238 headlines reveal about the cult of Kim Jong Un
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Decoding North Korea: What 1,238 headlines reveal about the cult of Kim Jong Un

Analysis of Rodong Sinmun exposes effort to distance leader from economic problems, but credit him for political success

Decoding North Korea: What 1,238 headlines reveal about the cult of Kim Jong Un
María de los Ángeles Lasa
María de los Ángeles Lasa December 26, 2023
How North Korea’s diplomats navigate privilege and peril abroad

How North Korea’s diplomats navigate privilege and peril abroad

Staff at overseas missions enjoy more freedom than compatriots back home but must turn to illicit activities to survive

How North Korea’s diplomats navigate privilege and peril abroad
Nicolas Levi
Nicolas Levi December 25, 2023
Missile factory Kim Jong Un visited linked to ICBMs, space rockets
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Missile factory Kim Jong Un visited linked to ICBMs, space rockets

NK Pro analysis of officials who launched Hwasong-18 uncovers evidence that east coast facility is producing key assets

Missile factory Kim Jong Un visited linked to ICBMs, space rockets
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 22, 2023
Next steps for North Korea: Will the DPRK reopen its borders in 2024?

Next steps for North Korea: Will the DPRK reopen its borders in 2024?

Survey finds most experts expect partial reopening for only allies or embassies, as hardliners push to maintain control

Next steps for North Korea: Will the DPRK reopen its borders in 2024?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 21, 2023
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