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Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Why a North Korean Deng Xiaoping should not be expected

Why a North Korean Deng Xiaoping should not be expected

North Korean economy developing slowly, sweeping reforms unlikely needed for continuation of trend

Why a North Korean Deng Xiaoping should not be expected
Georgy Toloraya
Georgy Toloraya July 5, 2016
A developmental dictatorship (with North Korean characteristics)

A developmental dictatorship (with North Korean characteristics)

The Byungjin line’s chances of succeeding are not impossible – just really unlikely

A developmental dictatorship (with North Korean characteristics)
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov July 4, 2016
Diplomacy with North Korea? Not yet

Diplomacy with North Korea? Not yet

Negotiations with Pyongyang are doomed until its end goals change

Diplomacy with North Korea? Not yet
John Lee
John Lee June 23, 2016
The Kim family’s code of silence: Speaking up can be dangerous

The Kim family’s code of silence: Speaking up can be dangerous

Speaking out, as some of Kim Jong Un's family members recently did, can cost people their lives

The Kim family’s code of silence: Speaking up can be dangerous
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin June 20, 2016
Where some of the worst rumors on North Korea come from

Where some of the worst rumors on North Korea come from

Why would someone tell nonsense to the media again and again? More important, why would we let him?

Where some of the worst rumors on North Korea come from
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy June 16, 2016
In May, Kim Jong Un focuses on economy after Party Congress
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In May, Kim Jong Un focuses on economy after Party Congress

Kim’s activity emphasizes politics & economics, uncharacteristically eschews military affairs

In May, Kim Jong Un focuses on economy after Party Congress
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 7, 2016
N.Korean snacks: The good, the bland and the prettily packaged

N.Korean snacks: The good, the bland and the prettily packaged

We asked defectors, S.Koreans what they think of North-produced snacks; the answers may surprise you

N.Korean snacks: The good, the bland and the prettily packaged
JH Ahn
JH Ahn June 5, 2016
The good things in North Korea

The good things in North Korea

Taking a moment to recognize good art, good scholarship and good people

The good things in North Korea
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy June 5, 2016
Protests not new in N.Korea; resistance perhaps not futile

Protests not new in N.Korea; resistance perhaps not futile

Current protests and opposition in North Korea occur in a more tolerant environment

Protests not new in N.Korea; resistance perhaps not futile
Robert E. McCoy
Robert E. McCoy June 3, 2016
The carrot does not work on North Korea

The carrot does not work on North Korea

No 'free' trade can happen as long as Kim Jong Un's coterie insist on exploiting the proceedings

The carrot does not work on North Korea
John Lee
John Lee June 3, 2016