December 07, 2021

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

North Korea may have quietly launched a new arts and culture department
NK PRO

North Korea may have quietly launched a new arts and culture department

New ruling party organization may tie to greater efforts to promote Kim Jong Un and state ideology in popular media

North Korea may have quietly launched a new arts and culture department
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser November 22, 2021
Yoon Seok-youl calls DPRK a ‘failed’ state, vows to defend democratic values

Yoon Seok-youl calls DPRK a ‘failed’ state, vows to defend democratic values

Remarks come after his progressive rival earlier rejected inter-Korean ideological competition

Yoon Seok-youl calls DPRK a ‘failed’ state, vows to defend democratic values
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 22, 2021
Revival of ‘Three Revolutions’ a sign Kim Jong Un is losing ideological control

Revival of ‘Three Revolutions’ a sign Kim Jong Un is losing ideological control

Short turnaround since last conference suggests North Korea aims to root out anti-socialist ideas, boost production

Revival of ‘Three Revolutions’ a sign Kim Jong Un is losing ideological control
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young November 22, 2021
Yoon Seok-youl’s rise doesn’t bode well for inter-Korean relations
COLUMN

Yoon Seok-youl’s rise doesn’t bode well for inter-Korean relations

Conservative candidate will likely take harder line on North Korea if elected, risking confrontation and freeze in ties

Yoon Seok-youl’s rise doesn’t bode well for inter-Korean relations
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 19, 2021
North Korean ideological movement ‘losing steam,’ better rewards needed: Kim

North Korean ideological movement ‘losing steam,’ better rewards needed: Kim

‘Three Revolutions’ reward and punishment system to be expanded, Kim Jong Un tells party conference

North Korean ideological movement ‘losing steam,’ better rewards needed: Kim
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 19, 2021
EXPLAINER: What North Korea policy might look like under Yoon Seok-youl
NK PRO

EXPLAINER: What North Korea policy might look like under Yoon Seok-youl

NK Pro analyzes the conservative presidential candidate’s remarks, with commentary from his top policy adviser

EXPLAINER: What North Korea policy might look like under Yoon Seok-youl
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 18, 2021
North Korea opens up about ‘law-breaking’ youth in bid to inspire loyalty

North Korea opens up about ‘law-breaking’ youth in bid to inspire loyalty

Stories of young men who met Kim Jong Un and found ‘new path’ in life aired in detail on state TV

North Korea opens up about ‘law-breaking’ youth in bid to inspire loyalty
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 18, 2021
Interview: Why COVID-19 shut the door on Kim Jong Un’s Singapore vision

Interview: Why COVID-19 shut the door on Kim Jong Un’s Singapore vision

John Everard, former UK ambassador to North Korea, says Pyongyang faces ‘crisis of identity' not seen since 1990s

Interview: Why COVID-19 shut the door on Kim Jong Un’s Singapore vision
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch November 16, 2021
Kim Jong Un returns from long absence to visit ‘utopian’ town project

Kim Jong Un returns from long absence to visit ‘utopian’ town project

Inspection of mountain town is North Korean leader’s first appearance in 35 days and first outside Pyongyang this year

Kim Jong Un returns from long absence to visit ‘utopian’ town project
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 16, 2021
Lee Jae-myung’s team slams Yoon Seok-youl’s DPRK views as ‘fear-mongering’

Lee Jae-myung’s team slams Yoon Seok-youl’s DPRK views as ‘fear-mongering’

Lee’s campaign defends end-of-war declaration, while criticizing Yoon’s call for closer cooperation with Japan

Lee Jae-myung’s team slams Yoon Seok-youl’s DPRK views as ‘fear-mongering’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 15, 2021