February 21, 2024

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Is Kim Jong Un really ‘gearing up for full scale war’?

Is Kim Jong Un really ‘gearing up for full scale war’?

Five prominent military and leadership experts assess recent claims of North Korea's preparation for an invasion

Is Kim Jong Un really ‘gearing up for full scale war’?
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald September 17, 2014
Funding a DPRK diplomatic deficit: Cigarettes, alcohol and hashish

Funding a DPRK diplomatic deficit: Cigarettes, alcohol and hashish

How North Korea's Scandinavia based diplomats resorted to creative means to generate revenues during 1970s

Funding a DPRK diplomatic deficit: Cigarettes, alcohol and hashish
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young September 12, 2014
“DPRK-US Showdown” – a book review

“DPRK-US Showdown” – a book review

Reading between the lines in North Korean propaganda reveals much about their intentions

“DPRK-US Showdown” – a book review
Brandon K. Gauthier
Brandon K. Gauthier September 11, 2014
N. Korea appoints new ambassador to Sweden

N. Korea appoints new ambassador to Sweden

Top DPRK diplomatic post in Stockholm vacant since last holder purged in December

N. Korea appoints new ambassador to Sweden
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi September 10, 2014
September: Kim Jong Un a virtual no-show
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September: Kim Jong Un a virtual no-show

Kim’s absence, continuing position changes lead to uncertainty and speculation about the regime

September: Kim Jong Un a virtual no-show
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi September 6, 2014
Straws in the wind: Might the U.S. and DPRK get it on again?
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Straws in the wind: Might the U.S. and DPRK get it on again?

Secret flights, personnel shifts, a UN trip: Something’s up, despite denials

Straws in the wind: Might the U.S. and DPRK get it on again?
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter September 3, 2014
N. Korea appoints former vice FM as ambassador to Russia

N. Korea appoints former vice FM as ambassador to Russia

Experienced diplomat becomes top N. Korean in Moscow as DPRK-Russia ties improve

N. Korea appoints former vice FM as ambassador to Russia
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi August 31, 2014
Oh: Aiding bottom-up marketization key to reform

Oh: Aiding bottom-up marketization key to reform

U.S., S. Korea must step up efforts to provide information, mobilize N. Koreans, expert says

Oh: Aiding bottom-up marketization key to reform
Phebe Kim
Phebe Kim August 14, 2014
Losing face: Explaining Pyongyang’s currency change

Losing face: Explaining Pyongyang’s currency change

Why North Korea revamping its 5,000-won bill is not like 2009’s debacle

Losing face: Explaining Pyongyang’s currency change
Christopher Green
Christopher Green August 12, 2014
Heavy emphasis on military activity in July
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Heavy emphasis on military activity in July

Pyongyang conducts high volume of military drills, promotes and demotes more officers

Heavy emphasis on military activity in July
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi August 8, 2014