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June 21, 2024

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

North Korea emphasizes navy units, including submarines
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North Korea emphasizes navy units, including submarines

Leadership visits navy and island defense units, shows specific capabilities

North Korea emphasizes navy units, including submarines
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 17, 2014
Fortune-tellers, spirits and ghosts: North Korea’s unofficial faith

Fortune-tellers, spirits and ghosts: North Korea’s unofficial faith

While authorities do not tolerate official religion, Shamanism and fortune-telling popular in North Korea

Fortune-tellers, spirits and ghosts: North Korea’s unofficial faith
Ji-Min Kang
Ji-Min Kang June 12, 2014
Kim Jong Il’s unlikely Maltese mentor & a secret military agreement

Kim Jong Il’s unlikely Maltese mentor & a secret military agreement

Kim Jong Il spent a year learning English in former British colony Malta

Kim Jong Il’s unlikely Maltese mentor & a secret military agreement
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young June 11, 2014
Pyongyang focuses on public image & diplomacy in May
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Pyongyang focuses on public image & diplomacy in May

N. Korean makes more position changes as priorities shift following building collapse

Pyongyang focuses on public image & diplomacy in May
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi June 5, 2014
Railways Ministry official becomes new vice premier

Railways Ministry official becomes new vice premier

Im Chol Ung becomes a senior cabinet member; railroads important issue for Pyongyang

Railways Ministry official becomes new vice premier
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi May 29, 2014
Yun Tong Hyon promoted to colonel general

Yun Tong Hyon promoted to colonel general

Prominent military/party official of new generation continues rise after temporary decline

Yun Tong Hyon promoted to colonel general
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi May 28, 2014
Defectors criticize Kim Jong Un’s manners

Defectors criticize Kim Jong Un’s manners

North Korean defector groups criticize Kim Jong Un for wearing shoes indoors during visits

Defectors criticize Kim Jong Un’s manners
Phebe Kim
Phebe Kim May 26, 2014
North Korea puts ‘Rungna 4D Simulation Cinema’ in spotlight

North Korea puts ‘Rungna 4D Simulation Cinema’ in spotlight

State run international broadcasting services shows video of a 4D cinema which opened last year

North Korea puts ‘Rungna 4D Simulation Cinema’ in spotlight
Phebe Kim
Phebe Kim May 21, 2014
Kim inspects new apartment construction after building collapse accident

Kim inspects new apartment construction after building collapse accident

N. Korean leadership hopes to show responsibility, reassure populace of building quality and safety

Kim inspects new apartment construction after building collapse accident
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi May 21, 2014
Ma Won Chun becomes a military official

Ma Won Chun becomes a military official

Ma follows Hwang as key party officials gain greater influence over military

Ma Won Chun becomes a military official
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi May 19, 2014