April 22, 2024

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

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
North Korea exporting 35 percent more food to China
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North Korea exporting 35 percent more food to China

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

North Korea exporting 35 percent more food to China
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne October 13, 2015
Last of its kind: The Workers’ Party of Korea keeps the Leninist model alive

Last of its kind: The Workers’ Party of Korea keeps the Leninist model alive

In North Korea, like its Leninist/Stalinist forbearers, the party is designed to encompass all authority

Last of its kind: The Workers’ Party of Korea keeps the Leninist model alive
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 9, 2015
Ma Won Chun reappears after 11-month absence, purge rumor

Ma Won Chun reappears after 11-month absence, purge rumor

North Korean senior architect likely sent away for punishment, rehabilitation before return

Ma Won Chun reappears after 11-month absence, purge rumor
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi October 8, 2015
Kim Jong Un’s popularity, explained

Kim Jong Un’s popularity, explained

Despite purges, third generation of Kim rule maintains approval

Kim Jong Un’s popularity, explained
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov September 27, 2015
N. Korea’s quiet market reforms

N. Korea’s quiet market reforms

Pyongyang continues to carry out small-scale changes, but good luck finding official statements on them

N. Korea’s quiet market reforms
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov September 14, 2015
N. Korea’s 1980s nuclear-free rhetoric

N. Korea’s 1980s nuclear-free rhetoric

Kim Il Sung regime fostered sympathies with 'no-nukes' stance even as scientists sought the bomb

N. Korea’s 1980s nuclear-free rhetoric
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young September 10, 2015