February 29, 2024

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Kim Jong Il’s former sushi chef sees coup potential

Kim Jong Il’s former sushi chef sees coup potential

In exclusive interview, Kenji Fujimoto says womanizing prompted Jang purge

Kim Jong Il’s former sushi chef sees coup potential
Kosuke Takahashi
Kosuke Takahashi January 14, 2014
The problem with Dennis Rodman’s basketball diplomacy

The problem with Dennis Rodman’s basketball diplomacy

Why Rodman's visit was a wasted opportunity

The problem with Dennis Rodman’s basketball diplomacy
NK News
NK News January 13, 2014
Regime activity limited and conservative in December

Regime activity limited and conservative in December

At the end of the year, leadership is consolidating power and may be shifting back to Songun

Regime activity limited and conservative in December
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi January 3, 2014
NK Media Watch – Dec 25 to 31

NK Media Watch – Dec 25 to 31

Fisheries Honored; State Holidays; and the New Year

NK Media Watch – Dec 25 to 31
Matthew McGrath January 2, 2014
Christmas and New Year’s in North Korea

Christmas and New Year’s in North Korea

While Christmas officially ignored, New Years marks big date in North Korea

Christmas and New Year’s in North Korea
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young December 31, 2013
NK Media Watch – Dec 18 to 24

NK Media Watch – Dec 18 to 24

Industries praised for hard work in 2013; Kim Jong Suk's 96th birthday; Kim Jong Un praised at unitary force

NK Media Watch – Dec 18 to 24
Matthew McGrath December 25, 2013
NK Media Watch – Dec 11 to 17

NK Media Watch – Dec 11 to 17

2013 State Commendation Ceremony; Workshop for Construction Professionals; Jang Song Thaek's Military Tribunal; and the 2nd Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Death

NK Media Watch – Dec 11 to 17
Matthew McGrath December 18, 2013
Kim Jong Il death commemorated in purge’s aftermath

Kim Jong Il death commemorated in purge’s aftermath

Two-year anniversary shows little immediate change, but may ultimately prove meaningful

Kim Jong Il death commemorated in purge’s aftermath
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi December 18, 2013
China cool to North Korean economic reform drive

China cool to North Korean economic reform drive

Returning from China, Lankov says there is little mood in Beijing for providing meaningful assistance to N. Korea

China cool to North Korean economic reform drive
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov December 17, 2013
Four experts explain the impact of Jang Song Thaek’s execution

Four experts explain the impact of Jang Song Thaek’s execution

Experts predict variety of scenarios after very public execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle

Four experts explain the impact of Jang Song Thaek’s execution
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald December 13, 2013