May 29, 2022

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Kim Jong Un celebrates successful military parade with dozens of group photos

Kim Jong Un celebrates successful military parade with dozens of group photos

State media praises ‘modernity’ of North Korea’s armed forces as well as state TV’s ‘highest level’ parade coverage

Kim Jong Un celebrates successful military parade with dozens of group photos
Arius Derr
Arius Derr April 29, 2022
Biden to hold first summit with Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul on May 21

Biden to hold first summit with Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul on May 21

US president next month will also meet Japanese, Quad, ASEAN counterparts as part of Indo-Pacific policy agenda

Biden to hold first summit with Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul on May 21
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim April 28, 2022
Expert roundup: What’s the message behind Kim Jong Un’s latest military parade?

Expert roundup: What’s the message behind Kim Jong Un’s latest military parade?

Experts eye Kim’s nuclear remarks with concern as new South Korean president prepares to take office

Expert roundup: What’s the message behind Kim Jong Un’s latest military parade?
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell | Ifang Bremer April 27, 2022
Kim Jong Un: Nuclear forces are for more than just preventing war

Kim Jong Un: Nuclear forces are for more than just preventing war

North Korean leader says the country’s nukes serve a “secondary purpose” if the country’s core interests are threatened

Kim Jong Un: Nuclear forces are for more than just preventing war
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Ethan Jewell April 26, 2022
North Korea shows off apparent new solid fuel missile

North Korea shows off apparent new solid fuel missile

Possible 'Pukguksong-6' shown alongside Hwasong-17 during military parade on Monday: Analysts

North Korea shows off apparent new solid fuel missile
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Jeongmin Kim April 26, 2022
North Korean parade likely imminent: Kim Il Sung Square busy and roads closed

North Korean parade likely imminent: Kim Il Sung Square busy and roads closed

Likely military parade could begin as early as twilight, but it’s unclear when state media will air footage

North Korean parade likely imminent: Kim Il Sung Square busy and roads closed
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll April 25, 2022
Kim-Moon letters mean division in South Korea, not reconciliation with the North
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Kim-Moon letters mean division in South Korea, not reconciliation with the North

Kim Jong Un’s warm words do not match his aggressive actions, but will add an air of confusion about his true intentions

Kim-Moon letters mean division in South Korea, not reconciliation with the North
James Fretwell
James Fretwell April 22, 2022
As Moon Jae-in’s presidency ends, Kim Jong Un says there’s ‘hope’ for diplomacy

As Moon Jae-in’s presidency ends, Kim Jong Un says there’s ‘hope’ for diplomacy

North Korean state media says leaders exchanged letters this week and that both maintain ‘deep trust’ with one another

As Moon Jae-in’s presidency ends, Kim Jong Un says there’s ‘hope’ for diplomacy
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung | Colin Zwirko April 22, 2022
North Korean holiday events offer latest view of top echelons of power
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North Korean holiday events offer latest view of top echelons of power

Kim Jong Un’s inner circle appears mostly consistent this year, but big questions surround fate of top military official

North Korean holiday events offer latest view of top echelons of power
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser April 22, 2022
State media review: The wonderful lifestyles of privileged Pyongyangites
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State media review: The wonderful lifestyles of privileged Pyongyangites

An in-depth analysis of brand new housing projects, denouncement of U.S.-ROK drills and Kim Il Sung’s ‘thrifty’ life

State media review: The wonderful lifestyles of privileged Pyongyangites
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung April 21, 2022