April 20, 2024

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Riding the tiger of nationalism in North Korea

Riding the tiger of nationalism in North Korea

How did the North Korean leadership muzzle the tiger that Ceausescu could not control?

Riding the tiger of nationalism in North Korea
Balazs Szalontai
Balazs Szalontai March 3, 2015
Songbun and the five castes of North Korea

Songbun and the five castes of North Korea

Source indicates that social classification system has more classes – and criteria – than previously thought

Songbun and the five castes of North Korea
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy February 26, 2015
Color brings Kim Il Sung-era pictures to life

Color brings Kim Il Sung-era pictures to life

Looking only at black-and-white photos can leave viewers with stale impression of history

Color brings Kim Il Sung-era pictures to life
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy February 20, 2015
North Korea’s Kim family cult: Roots in Japanese state Shinto?

North Korea’s Kim family cult: Roots in Japanese state Shinto?

One finds greater parity between Juche, Imperial Japan than communist Russia or China

North Korea’s Kim family cult: Roots in Japanese state Shinto?
Dennis P. Halpin
Dennis P. Halpin February 19, 2015
North Korea appoints new KPA special ops commander

North Korea appoints new KPA special ops commander

Kim Yong Bok succeeds Choe Kyong Song as commander of XI Corps

North Korea appoints new KPA special ops commander
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi February 16, 2015
‘Dear Reader’: The surprising earnest story of Kim Jong Il

‘Dear Reader’: The surprising earnest story of Kim Jong Il

Readers expecting 'Team America'-style parody are in for a surprise

‘Dear Reader’: The surprising earnest story of Kim Jong Il
Rob York
Rob York February 13, 2015
Author takes on widely known, yet poorly known Dear Leader

Author takes on widely known, yet poorly known Dear Leader

'Farce' on Kim Jong Il's life designed to draw attention to North Korea in an accessible way

Author takes on widely known, yet poorly known Dear Leader
Rob York
Rob York February 13, 2015
State media highlights test launch of anti-ship missile

State media highlights test launch of anti-ship missile

North Korea reveals more about its Kh-35 derivative, boasts of deterrent capability

State media highlights test launch of anti-ship missile
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi February 7, 2015
Ultra vires! Rapporteur’s remit is not regime change
COLUMN

Ultra vires! Rapporteur’s remit is not regime change

Marzuki Darusman’s comments are well out of order - Shouldn’t he resign?

Ultra vires! Rapporteur’s remit is not regime change
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter February 6, 2015
Military drills and leadership changes top agenda in January
NK PRO

Military drills and leadership changes top agenda in January

Winter training keeps military affairs in spotlight; Kim’s sister increasingly prominent

Military drills and leadership changes top agenda in January
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi February 6, 2015