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Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

N.Korea appoints new army chief of staff

N.Korea appoints new army chief of staff

Ri Myong Su an older officer who was prominent during Kim Jong Il’s reign

N.Korea appoints new army chief of staff
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi February 21, 2016
N.Korean leadership activity follows Byungjin Line in January

N.Korean leadership activity follows Byungjin Line in January

Kim regime continually attentive to economic matters alongside fourth nuclear test

N.Korean leadership activity follows Byungjin Line in January
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi February 16, 2016
In Russia, selective memorials of Kim Jong Il’s true birthplace

In Russia, selective memorials of Kim Jong Il’s true birthplace

Some memories, but little official recognition, of Kim Jong Il in his birthplace

In Russia, selective memorials of Kim Jong Il’s true birthplace
NK News
NK News February 15, 2016
Prodigal Son: Will an exasperated China turn to Kim Jong Nam?

Prodigal Son: Will an exasperated China turn to Kim Jong Nam?

At what point does a fed-up Beijing look elsewhere in the Kim family to uphold its interests?

Prodigal Son: Will an exasperated China turn to Kim Jong Nam?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin February 14, 2016
N.Korea insists on ‘ritual’ displays that harm itself: Academic

N.Korea insists on ‘ritual’ displays that harm itself: Academic

Kim Jong Un more likely to die in office than see his regime collapse, historian of Korea says

N.Korea insists on ‘ritual’ displays that harm itself: Academic
Rob York
Rob York February 12, 2016
North Korea’s nuclear force reshuffles its politics, economy

North Korea’s nuclear force reshuffles its politics, economy

KPA Strategic Force plays ever more significant role in Pyongyang’s evolving strategy

North Korea’s nuclear force reshuffles its politics, economy
Ha-young Choi
Ha-young Choi | John G. Grisafi February 11, 2016
KIC, RIP? S.Korea closing Kaesong is short-sighted and wrong
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KIC, RIP? S.Korea closing Kaesong is short-sighted and wrong

Snuffing out the last ember of North-South co-operation makes no sense

KIC, RIP? S.Korea closing Kaesong is short-sighted and wrong
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter February 11, 2016
When N.Korea ceased to be a ‘people’s democracy’

When N.Korea ceased to be a ‘people’s democracy’

Forget the 'Democratic People's Republic' name, designed to reflect former Soviet supremacy

When N.Korea ceased to be a ‘people’s democracy’
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 10, 2016
How the market system works in N.Korea and is sustainable

How the market system works in N.Korea and is sustainable

There’s plenty of motive for profit to go around – and little to buck the trend

How the market system works in N.Korea and is sustainable
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 31, 2016
North Korea’s utopian sea flavor of socialism

North Korea’s utopian sea flavor of socialism

Fisheries, ‘big hauls’ emphasis shows Pyongyang hasn’t stopped setting ambitious targets

North Korea’s utopian sea flavor of socialism