April 16, 2024

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Life of a North Korean: From birth to a mountain grave

Life of a North Korean: From birth to a mountain grave

Part 1 in our guide to growing up, memberships, and an 'education' in the leaders' great feats

Life of a North Korean: From birth to a mountain grave
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy November 27, 2015
Is Kim Jong Un’s plan working?

Is Kim Jong Un’s plan working?

Experts say official emphasis will remain on North Korean domestic politics, nuclear program

Is Kim Jong Un’s plan working?
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi November 25, 2015
Could North Korea again save Taiwan?

Could North Korea again save Taiwan?

Continued risks of instability north of the DMZ may distract from coming cross-Straits tensions

Could North Korea again save Taiwan?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin November 15, 2015
In session: What to look for at N.Korea’s 7th Party Congress in May

In session: What to look for at N.Korea’s 7th Party Congress in May

By reviving a long-dormant format, Kim Jong Un looks to further establish his legitimacy

In session: What to look for at N.Korea’s 7th Party Congress in May
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 12, 2015
Lee Ul Sol: Last of N. Korea’s original partisans

Lee Ul Sol: Last of N. Korea’s original partisans

94-year-old's career, medal count shows how Pyongyang values absolute, obsequious loyalty

Lee Ul Sol: Last of N. Korea’s original partisans
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy November 9, 2015
Overthinking North Korea’s Juche doctrine

Overthinking North Korea’s Juche doctrine

Lightning rod scholar Myers returns with detailed take on Pyongyang's 'official' doctrine, which Westerners consistently misinterpret

Overthinking North Korea’s Juche doctrine
Gianluca Spezza
Gianluca Spezza October 19, 2015
The folly of an inter-Korean confederation

The folly of an inter-Korean confederation

North and South Korea will never reach an agreement on the confederation they claim to want, because it wouldn't work

The folly of an inter-Korean confederation
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 19, 2015
Pyongyang prioritizes party anniversary, economic projects in October
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Pyongyang prioritizes party anniversary, economic projects in October

N. Korean leadership emphasizes role of ruling party around anniversary, pushes science and tech

Pyongyang prioritizes party anniversary, economic projects in October
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi October 17, 2015
Why North Korea is so corrupt, and why that may be good

Why North Korea is so corrupt, and why that may be good

Official willingness to take bribes and ignore regulations has saved lives, but may present obstacles for reform

Why North Korea is so corrupt, and why that may be good
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 16, 2015
N. Korean leadership focuses on economic affairs in September
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N. Korean leadership focuses on economic affairs in September

Pyongyang regime prioritizes domestic governance and management in wake of Rason flood

N. Korean leadership focuses on economic affairs in September
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi October 13, 2015