Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures
Ma follows Hwang as key party officials gain greater influence over military
Officials publicly accept blame; state media emphasizes leadership's sympathy and resolve
In power over 2 years, Kim Jong Un has yet to meet a single other leader
Execution of Jang Song Thaek, growth of cell phone network, and emergence of middle class, among factors
Ascension of Hwang Pyong So to No. 2 slot caps month full of leadership transitions
Kim's former second-in-command still around, but apparently changing role
Choe Ryong Hae may be relinquishing some responsibility due to poor health
Defectors have mixed views about advantages, disadvantages to tourism in North Korea
Regime seeks to remind people of air force’s relevance, build institutional confidence
While capitalism currently has strong roots in North Korea, corruption could pose problems in future
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