December 07, 2021

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

The secret to success in North Korea? Workers’ Party membership

The secret to success in North Korea? Workers’ Party membership

Joining the ruling WPK in North Korea is the surest, and in many cases only, path towards social mobility

The secret to success in North Korea? Workers’ Party membership
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov November 11, 2021
Kim Jong Un not seen for a month, longest absence in 7 years

Kim Jong Un not seen for a month, longest absence in 7 years

More activity at North Korean leader’s beach house and lakeside residence near Pyongyang observed during current break

Kim Jong Un not seen for a month, longest absence in 7 years
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 11, 2021
Why the Sandinistas sent Kim Il Sung a stuffed crocodile carrying drinks

Why the Sandinistas sent Kim Il Sung a stuffed crocodile carrying drinks

DPRK support for the Nicaraguan revolutionaries dates back to early 1970s and reflects support for liberation movements

Why the Sandinistas sent Kim Il Sung a stuffed crocodile carrying drinks
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young November 8, 2021
Yoon Seok-youl, wild card on North Korea, wins conservative presidential primary

Yoon Seok-youl, wild card on North Korea, wins conservative presidential primary

Former prosecutor general’s victory sets up a contest against progressive candidate Lee Jae-myung in 2022 election

Yoon Seok-youl, wild card on North Korea, wins conservative presidential primary
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 5, 2021
Timeline: From North Korea’s new missile to South Korea’s first rocket
NK PRO

Timeline: From North Korea’s new missile to South Korea’s first rocket

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from October 1 to October 31

Timeline: From North Korea’s new missile to South Korea’s first rocket
NK Pro
NK Pro November 3, 2021
North Korea in October 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK PRO

North Korea in October 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from October 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021

North Korea in October 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro November 3, 2021
With ideology of ‘Kimjongunism,’ North Korea’s leader seeks to be his own man

With ideology of ‘Kimjongunism,’ North Korea’s leader seeks to be his own man

Report of DPRK’s new doctrine suggests Kim Jong Un wants to surpass his predecessors by copying their self-idolization

With ideology of ‘Kimjongunism,’ North Korea’s leader seeks to be his own man
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy November 1, 2021
North Korea securing ‘every grain of rice’ amid apparent food shortage: NIS

North Korea securing ‘every grain of rice’ amid apparent food shortage: NIS

South Korean spy agency says Kim Jong Un ordered all-out farming campaign amid food supply issues, economic downturn

North Korea securing ‘every grain of rice’ amid apparent food shortage: NIS
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung October 28, 2021
Kim Jong Un keeps up reclusive streak as boats cruise around east coast mansion

Kim Jong Un keeps up reclusive streak as boats cruise around east coast mansion

The North Korean leader is on his eighth break of two or more weeks from public view this year

Kim Jong Un keeps up reclusive streak as boats cruise around east coast mansion
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 27, 2021
North Korea-Iran relations: Overview, analysis and what to expect going forward
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North Korea-Iran relations: Overview, analysis and what to expect going forward

Pyongyang and Tehran's WMD and conventional weapons proliferation threatens Northeast Asia, the Middle East and the U.S.

North Korea-Iran relations: Overview, analysis and what to expect going forward
James Fretwell
James Fretwell October 26, 2021