May 25, 2024

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Why increasing numbers of senior officials are fleeing North Korea

Why increasing numbers of senior officials are fleeing North Korea

Purge fears, reduced political enthusiasm and concern over national prospects all key factors

Why increasing numbers of senior officials are fleeing North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 24, 2016
Why N.Korea isn’t telling citizens about its defector diplomat

Why N.Korea isn’t telling citizens about its defector diplomat

Defection could make North Koreans question who, exactly, still supports Kim Jong Un

Why N.Korea isn’t telling citizens about its defector diplomat
Donald Kirk
Donald Kirk August 22, 2016
What is marketization and when did it begin in North Korea?

What is marketization and when did it begin in North Korea?

Late '70s reform in foreign trade sector one of the earliest catalysts for marketization

What is marketization and when did it begin in North Korea?
Peter Ward
Peter Ward August 10, 2016
July leadership activity in N.Korea balanced between economic, military issues
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July leadership activity in N.Korea balanced between economic, military issues

Economics, military affairs, diplomacy on Kim’s agenda after creation of SAC, new title

July leadership activity in N.Korea balanced between economic, military issues
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi August 3, 2016
Kim Jong Il: The man who brought love to North Korea’s silver screen

Kim Jong Il: The man who brought love to North Korea’s silver screen

Romance in movies and books was strictly prohibited under leadership of Kim Il Sung

Kim Jong Il: The man who brought love to North Korea’s silver screen
Tatiana Gabroussenko
Tatiana Gabroussenko August 2, 2016
Pyongyang leadership activity in June highlighted by SPA session
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Pyongyang leadership activity in June highlighted by SPA session

North Korea uses SPA meeting after Party Congress to further solidify era of Kim Jong Un

Pyongyang leadership activity in June highlighted by SPA session
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi July 13, 2016
The State Affairs Commission and the consolidation of Kim Jong Un’s power

The State Affairs Commission and the consolidation of Kim Jong Un’s power

Kim strengthens grasp on power with new title and decision-making organ

The State Affairs Commission and the consolidation of Kim Jong Un’s power
Maria Rosaria Coduti
Maria Rosaria Coduti July 12, 2016
Post-coup North Korea: A China-controlled future puppet state?

Post-coup North Korea: A China-controlled future puppet state?

The future circumstances under which China might wish to influence a Northern Korean government

Post-coup North Korea: A China-controlled future puppet state?
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov July 12, 2016
Mixed messages on smoking restrictions in North Korea

Mixed messages on smoking restrictions in North Korea

Pyongyang pushing anti-smoking measures, however in-country sources see mixed applications

Mixed messages on smoking restrictions in North Korea
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald July 6, 2016