April 21, 2021

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Ballistic missiles, alliances and extraditions – NKNews Podcast Ep. 176

Ballistic missiles, alliances and extraditions – NKNews Podcast Ep. 176

The NK News team talks about recent developments concerning North Korea in this roundtable discussion

Ballistic missiles, alliances and extraditions – NKNews Podcast Ep. 176
NK News
NK News March 30, 2021
Kim Yo Jong berates South Korean president and calls missile test ‘self defense’

Kim Yo Jong berates South Korean president and calls missile test ‘self defense’

The North Korean leader’s sister called Moon Jae-in a U.S. “parrot” and said the DPRK has a “right to self defense”

Kim Yo Jong berates South Korean president and calls missile test ‘self defense’
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung March 30, 2021
Kim Jong Un wants to gift fancy new ‘terrace’ flats to teachers and scientists

Kim Jong Un wants to gift fancy new ‘terrace’ flats to teachers and scientists

The North Korean leader recently inspected housing development plans and prototype passenger buses, state media says

Kim Jong Un wants to gift fancy new ‘terrace’ flats to teachers and scientists
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 25, 2021
North Korea kicks off plan to build 10,000 ‘modern flats’ in Pyongyang this year

North Korea kicks off plan to build 10,000 ‘modern flats’ in Pyongyang this year

Kim Jong Un said the project will fix the “housing problem” in the capital city “once and for all”

North Korea kicks off plan to build 10,000 ‘modern flats’ in Pyongyang this year
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 23, 2021
Moon’s desperate North Korea outreach is costing him credibility in Washington
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Moon’s desperate North Korea outreach is costing him credibility in Washington

Moon must prove that he’s a rational actor — not an ideologue hell-bent on inter-Korean dialogue

Moon’s desperate North Korea outreach is costing him credibility in Washington
Jumin Lee
Jumin Lee March 23, 2021
Top UN official calls for dialogue after Kim Yo Jong slams military drills

Top UN official calls for dialogue after Kim Yo Jong slams military drills

A spokesperson also relayed that the U.N. secretary-general advocated for the “denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula”

Top UN official calls for dialogue after Kim Yo Jong slams military drills
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung March 17, 2021
Kim Yo Jong slams US-South Korea military drills, warns of an ‘unseemly sleep’

Kim Yo Jong slams US-South Korea military drills, warns of an ‘unseemly sleep’

The North Korean leader's sister took aim at both South Korea and the US as they conduct computerized military drills

Kim Yo Jong slams US-South Korea military drills, warns of an ‘unseemly sleep’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 15, 2021
Why North Korea abandoned its quest to lead the ‘third world’

Why North Korea abandoned its quest to lead the ‘third world’

Author Benjamin Young discusses his new book, “Guns, Guerillas, and the Great Leader: North Korea and the Third World” 

Why North Korea abandoned its quest to lead the ‘third world’
Min Chao Choy
Min Chao Choy March 15, 2021
Why North Korea has ‘no reason’ to reply to Biden’s backchannel messages

Why North Korea has ‘no reason’ to reply to Biden’s backchannel messages

North Korea may be holding out for the US’ policy review or for better leverage during negotiations, experts say

Why North Korea has ‘no reason’ to reply to Biden’s backchannel messages
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung March 15, 2021
Sluggish progress on key construction despite rare visits by DPRK leader
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Sluggish progress on key construction despite rare visits by DPRK leader

Homes built after storm may have stalled work on Kim’s favored chicken farm 

Sluggish progress on key construction despite rare visits by DPRK leader
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 12, 2021