May 24, 2024

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

What’s behind North Korea’s attempts for dialogue?

What’s behind North Korea’s attempts for dialogue?

Seoul must be ready for Pyongyang's further 'peace offensives' with its own suggestions

What’s behind North Korea’s attempts for dialogue?
Cha Du-hyeogn
Cha Du-hyeogn May 23, 2016
North Korea balances threats with promises at the Seventh Congress

North Korea balances threats with promises at the Seventh Congress

Five-year economic growth plan is only possible based on confidence in national economy

North Korea balances threats with promises at the Seventh Congress
Cha Du-hyeogn
Cha Du-hyeogn May 20, 2016
Sister Act: Kim Jong Un’s younger sibling takes the spotlight

Sister Act: Kim Jong Un’s younger sibling takes the spotlight

Central Committee appointment shows heightened role in Kim Yo Jong’s already up-and-down career

Sister Act: Kim Jong Un’s younger sibling takes the spotlight
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin May 19, 2016
Little to be hopeful of after N.Korea’s Seventh Congress

Little to be hopeful of after N.Korea’s Seventh Congress

Kim Jong Un doubles down, offers little sign his country will be more welcoming for investors

Little to be hopeful of after N.Korea’s Seventh Congress
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy May 18, 2016
What’s behind S.Korea’s intelligence failures?

What’s behind S.Korea’s intelligence failures?

HUMINT remains indispensable but is often unreliable; politics, incompetence worsen things

What’s behind S.Korea’s intelligence failures?
Robert E. McCoy
Robert E. McCoy May 16, 2016
Kim Il Sung and the communist rumor mill

Kim Il Sung and the communist rumor mill

How the Soviets tried to win the North Korean leader’s support by hurting his feelings

Kim Il Sung and the communist rumor mill
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov May 16, 2016
The Seventh Congress and the prospects for North Korea’s economy

The Seventh Congress and the prospects for North Korea’s economy

Much rhetoric on economic change at landmark event, but little detail signifying change

The Seventh Congress and the prospects for North Korea’s economy
Yoojin Rhee
Yoojin Rhee May 13, 2016
Sanctions will hurt everyone but North Korea’s leaders

Sanctions will hurt everyone but North Korea’s leaders

If anything sanction will cause authorities to crack down on nascent marketization in the North

Sanctions will hurt everyone but North Korea’s leaders
Georgy Toloraya
Georgy Toloraya May 12, 2016
North Korea’s capital, Juche and a towering achievement

North Korea’s capital, Juche and a towering achievement

Continued changes to the cityscape push Pyongyang toward Kim's ideas, away from Soviet influence

North Korea’s capital, Juche and a towering achievement
John Petrushka
John Petrushka May 10, 2016
With Byungjin, Kim Jong Un hedges his bets

With Byungjin, Kim Jong Un hedges his bets

Despite economic emphasis, planks of North Korean strategy hold fail-safe in event of setbacks

With Byungjin, Kim Jong Un hedges his bets
Andray Abrahamian
Andray Abrahamian May 9, 2016