August 19, 2022

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Ma Won Chun becomes a military official

Ma Won Chun becomes a military official

Ma follows Hwang as key party officials gain greater influence over military

Ma Won Chun becomes a military official
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi May 19, 2014
Major construction accident occurs in Pyongyang, state media reports

Major construction accident occurs in Pyongyang, state media reports

Officials publicly accept blame; state media emphasizes leadership's sympathy and resolve

Major construction accident occurs in Pyongyang, state media reports
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi May 18, 2014
Kimmy No-Mates: Why no meeting and greeting?
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Kimmy No-Mates: Why no meeting and greeting?

In power over 2 years, Kim Jong Un has yet to meet a single other leader

Kimmy No-Mates: Why no meeting and greeting?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter May 14, 2014
What has been the biggest surprise since you left North Korea? Defector survey

What has been the biggest surprise since you left North Korea? Defector survey

Execution of Jang Song Thaek, growth of cell phone network, and emergence of middle class, among factors

What has been the biggest surprise since you left North Korea? Defector survey
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll May 5, 2014
April full of personnel changes, military events
NK PRO

April full of personnel changes, military events

Ascension of Hwang Pyong So to No. 2 slot caps month full of leadership transitions

April full of personnel changes, military events
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi May 5, 2014
Choe Ryong Hae not purged, but no longer No. 2

Choe Ryong Hae not purged, but no longer No. 2

Kim's former second-in-command still around, but apparently changing role

Choe Ryong Hae not purged, but no longer No. 2
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi May 3, 2014
Report suggests Hwang Pyong So may have assumed new No. 2 status

Report suggests Hwang Pyong So may have assumed new No. 2 status

Choe Ryong Hae may be relinquishing some responsibility due to poor health

Report suggests Hwang Pyong So may have assumed new No. 2 status
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi April 30, 2014
Is tourism in North Korea a good or bad idea? Eleven defectors share their thoughts

Is tourism in North Korea a good or bad idea? Eleven defectors share their thoughts

Defectors have mixed views about advantages, disadvantages to tourism in North Korea

Is tourism in North Korea a good or bad idea? Eleven defectors share their thoughts
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 30, 2014
North Korea emphasizes air force around Day of the Sun
NK PRO

North Korea emphasizes air force around Day of the Sun

Regime seeks to remind people of air force’s relevance, build institutional confidence

North Korea emphasizes air force around Day of the Sun
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi April 29, 2014
Will North Korean be able to understand capitalism and free speech? Refugee survey

Will North Korean be able to understand capitalism and free speech? Refugee survey

While capitalism currently has strong roots in North Korea, corruption could pose problems in future

Will North Korean be able to understand capitalism and free speech? Refugee survey
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 28, 2014