April 21, 2024

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Kim’s New Year’s address indicates bumpy road for inter-Korean ties

Kim’s New Year’s address indicates bumpy road for inter-Korean ties

Leader's latest address displays new-found independence from the legacy of his father, grandfather

Kim’s New Year’s address indicates bumpy road for inter-Korean ties
Cha Du-hyeogn
Cha Du-hyeogn January 1, 2016
Kim’s North Korea – not the Soviets’

Kim’s North Korea – not the Soviets’

The North's founder gained independence from Moscow through guile, determination and good luck

Kim’s North Korea – not the Soviets’
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy December 31, 2015
The legacy of Kim Yang Gon and inter-Korean relations

The legacy of Kim Yang Gon and inter-Korean relations

Kim’s death brings uncertainty, concern regarding Pyongyang’s policy toward South

The legacy of Kim Yang Gon and inter-Korean relations
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi December 30, 2015
How North Korea became Kim Il Sung’s Korea

How North Korea became Kim Il Sung’s Korea

A Soviet officer had much to do with the critical early decisions in the nation's history

How North Korea became Kim Il Sung’s Korea
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy December 28, 2015
Getting into the holiday spirit after leaving North Korea

Getting into the holiday spirit after leaving North Korea

I've learned to embrace Christmas family fun, rather than celebrating Kim Jong Il's mom's birthday

Getting into the holiday spirit after leaving North Korea
Kim Yoo-sung
Kim Yoo-sung December 25, 2015
Preparing for the unpredictable in N.Korea

Preparing for the unpredictable in N.Korea

No one wants to talk about sudden collapse and reunification, but they should

Preparing for the unpredictable in N.Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov December 21, 2015
Satellite imagery shows housing built after N. Korean floods
NK PRO

Satellite imagery shows housing built after N. Korean floods

Housing consistent with that shown in DPRK media, though difficult to estimate size of project

Satellite imagery shows housing built after N. Korean floods
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne December 16, 2015
Girls, Interrupted: North Korean band’s Beijing no-show
COLUMN

Girls, Interrupted: North Korean band’s Beijing no-show

Whatever its cause, this debacle shows Kim Jong Un as diplomatically inept

Girls, Interrupted: North Korean band’s Beijing no-show
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter December 15, 2015
A disgraceful definition of dereliction of duty by the DPRK

A disgraceful definition of dereliction of duty by the DPRK

Before predicting its collapse, North Korea must be seen for what it is: a failed state

A disgraceful definition of dereliction of duty by the DPRK
Robert E. McCoy
Robert E. McCoy December 11, 2015
Correction: North Korea conducts naval exercise or demonstration at Nampo
NK PRO

Correction: North Korea conducts naval exercise or demonstration at Nampo

Unreported naval event conducted in October combined submarines, hovercraft and modern VSV-type craf

Correction: North Korea conducts naval exercise or demonstration at Nampo
Joost Oliemans
Joost Oliemans | Stijn Mitzer December 7, 2015