February 21, 2024

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Leader, Sun, Mentor, Guide: How North Korean leaders choose their titles

Leader, Sun, Mentor, Guide: How North Korean leaders choose their titles

Great care is taken to give North Korea’s supreme leadership a sufficiently exalted set of monikers

Leader, Sun, Mentor, Guide: How North Korean leaders choose their titles
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 19, 2015
Loyalty to N. Korean state declining by generation

Loyalty to N. Korean state declining by generation

Those who came of age during Arduous March have less faith in the regime’s benevolence

Loyalty to N. Korean state declining by generation
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov January 14, 2015
December: Military drills, political anniversaries; reviewing elite changes in 2014
NK PRO

December: Military drills, political anniversaries; reviewing elite changes in 2014

Month of December, year of 2014 follow patterns of Kim consolidating power since becoming leader in 2011

December: Military drills, political anniversaries; reviewing elite changes in 2014
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi January 12, 2015
We are family: Is Hwang Pyong So a Cholla chap?
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We are family: Is Hwang Pyong So a Cholla chap?

North Korea’s OGD supremo may have family roots in South Korea

We are family: Is Hwang Pyong So a Cholla chap?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter January 12, 2015
N. Korea makes more military leadership changes
NK PRO

N. Korea makes more military leadership changes

Two officers assume new senior leadership roles, new air force commander elevated in rank

N. Korea makes more military leadership changes
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi January 9, 2015
Analysis: Kim’s sister rumored to be married

Analysis: Kim’s sister rumored to be married

Has Kim Yo Jong tied the knot? What do we know and why does it matter?

Analysis: Kim’s sister rumored to be married
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi January 7, 2015
Kim’s New Year’s speech reveals economic priorities

Kim’s New Year’s speech reveals economic priorities

Leader highlights light industry, seemingly eyes South Korea in search for sponsors

Kim’s New Year’s speech reveals economic priorities
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov January 5, 2015
How happy are North Koreans? Specialists talk culture

How happy are North Koreans? Specialists talk culture

Regime watchers talk public approval levels, the problems with encouraging defections

How happy are North Koreans? Specialists talk culture
Rob York
Rob York December 19, 2014
Three-year anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death important milestone

Three-year anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death important milestone

Traditional mourning period handled differently by Kim Jong Un, but still meaningful for succession

Three-year anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death important milestone
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi December 17, 2014
Three-year anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death important milestone
NK PRO

Three-year anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death important milestone

Traditional mourning period handled differently by Kim Jong Un, but still meaningful for succession

Three-year anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s death important milestone
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi December 17, 2014