March 01, 2024

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

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
The diminishing role of Soviet help in Pyongyang propaganda

The diminishing role of Soviet help in Pyongyang propaganda

North Korea once celebrated help in establishing its independence; now it barely acknowledges it

The diminishing role of Soviet help in Pyongyang propaganda
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy December 15, 2014
The party’s 10 principles, then and now

The party’s 10 principles, then and now

Evolution of party credo shows effort to elevate Kim Jong Il, the Worker’s Party

The party’s 10 principles, then and now
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy December 11, 2014
North Korea appoints new air force commander

North Korea appoints new air force commander

Choe Yong Ho replaces Ri Pyong Chol after more than six years as KPA’s top air force officer

North Korea appoints new air force commander
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi December 10, 2014
Change is in the air in North Korea

Change is in the air in North Korea

Expect better living conditions, but little change in personal liberties, inter-Korean relations

Change is in the air in North Korea
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov December 9, 2014
November: Military and diplomatic focus, status of Kim’s family
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November: Military and diplomatic focus, status of Kim’s family

North continues diplomatic campaign while preparing for military drills; Kim’s sister rises while wife absent

November: Military and diplomatic focus, status of Kim’s family
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi December 8, 2014