February 21, 2024

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Kim Il Sung’s Hyangsan Palace demolished

Kim Il Sung’s Hyangsan Palace demolished

Building Kim Il Sung reported to have died in razed, replaced with young trees

Kim Il Sung’s Hyangsan Palace demolished
Curtis Melvin
Curtis Melvin April 24, 2014
Should Korea keep the cult of the Kims after reunification?

Should Korea keep the cult of the Kims after reunification?

Statues and propaganda should be kept for historical purposes, some defectors say

Should Korea keep the cult of the Kims after reunification?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 21, 2014
Where sexist, anti-Park rhetoric comes from and what it means

Where sexist, anti-Park rhetoric comes from and what it means

Experts divided on how traditional gender roles shape misogynist attacks on S.Korean president

Where sexist, anti-Park rhetoric comes from and what it means
Joseph Sugarman
Joseph Sugarman | Rob York April 16, 2014
Breakdancing in North Korea: Celebrating Kim Il Sung’s Birthday

Breakdancing in North Korea: Celebrating Kim Il Sung’s Birthday

Respect shown in the DPRK for the Great Leader, father of the nation, is often genuine

Breakdancing in North Korea: Celebrating Kim Il Sung’s Birthday
Monique Macias
Monique Macias April 15, 2014
Do North Koreans still believe the Pyongyang Propaganda? Defector perspectives

Do North Koreans still believe the Pyongyang Propaganda? Defector perspectives

Between 20-50% of North Koreans still believe official propaganda, defectors say

Do North Koreans still believe the Pyongyang Propaganda? Defector perspectives
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 11, 2014
Supreme People’s Assembly session results in leadership changes

Supreme People’s Assembly session results in leadership changes

First session of new SPA gives Kim opportunity for biggest shakeup since coming to power

Supreme People’s Assembly session results in leadership changes
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi April 10, 2014
How long until North Korea collapses? Eleven defector perspectives

How long until North Korea collapses? Eleven defector perspectives

In first of ten part series, eleven defectors share their thoughts on the future of the North Korean regime

How long until North Korea collapses? Eleven defector perspectives
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 9, 2014
‘Dangerous’ era of dissent may have begun

‘Dangerous’ era of dissent may have begun

Discontent about leadership may portend change in years to come

‘Dangerous’ era of dissent may have begun
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov April 8, 2014
Political shuffling continues amid heightened military activity in March
NK PRO

Political shuffling continues amid heightened military activity in March

Officials close to Kim, including his sister, continue rising in power and influence in regime

Political shuffling continues amid heightened military activity in March
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi April 3, 2014
Two high-ranking party members promoted

Two high-ranking party members promoted

Ruling party begins expected position shuffling following SPA elections

Two high-ranking party members promoted
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi March 24, 2014