April 21, 2021

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Drawing the fine line between art and propaganda in North Korea

Drawing the fine line between art and propaganda in North Korea

Artists express themselves through officially-sanctioned artwork despite strict rules, experts say

Drawing the fine line between art and propaganda in North Korea
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 12, 2021
Kim Jong Un urges officials to bring about change North Koreans can appreciate

Kim Jong Un urges officials to bring about change North Koreans can appreciate

The North Korean leader wrapped up the country's first-ever "short course" for regional officials, state media reported

Kim Jong Un urges officials to bring about change North Koreans can appreciate
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung March 6, 2021
Kim Jong Un urges officials to stop ‘bluffing’ and boost crop output

Kim Jong Un urges officials to stop ‘bluffing’ and boost crop output

North Korean leader reiterated fight against corruption, non-socialist acts at ongoing meeting of local-level officials 

Kim Jong Un urges officials to stop ‘bluffing’ and boost crop output
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 4, 2021
South Korea fires army general after yet another ‘disappointing’ defection

South Korea fires army general after yet another ‘disappointing’ defection

South Korean military officials to be held accountable for failing to promptly apprehend a North Korean man last month

South Korea fires army general after yet another ‘disappointing’ defection
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim March 4, 2021
Kim Jong Un pushes for ‘full-scale’ economic development across North Korea

Kim Jong Un pushes for ‘full-scale’ economic development across North Korea

DPRK leader orders city and county leaders to improve the local economy and increase political discipline

Kim Jong Un pushes for ‘full-scale’ economic development across North Korea
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko March 3, 2021
North Korea in Feb. 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK PRO

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

An analytical look at the main developments from Feb. 1, 2021 to Feb. 28, 2021

North Korea in Feb. 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro March 3, 2021
US should not recognize North Korea as ‘limited nuclear power’: H.R. McMaster

US should not recognize North Korea as ‘limited nuclear power’: H.R. McMaster

Sanctions should not be relieved to spur initial denuclearization talks, McMaster says

US should not recognize North Korea as ‘limited nuclear power’: H.R. McMaster
Timeline: From Washington’s foreign policy moves to South Korea’s leaky border
NK PRO

Timeline: From Washington’s foreign policy moves to South Korea’s leaky border

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Feb. 1 - Feb. 28

Timeline: From Washington’s foreign policy moves to South Korea’s leaky border
NK Pro
NK Pro March 2, 2021
New North Korean book on Kim Jong Un skips Trump’s dramatic Hanoi Summit walkout

New North Korean book on Kim Jong Un skips Trump’s dramatic Hanoi Summit walkout

The 621-page biography highlights one U.S.-DPRK summit, but not the other

New North Korean book on Kim Jong Un skips Trump’s dramatic Hanoi Summit walkout
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung March 1, 2021
North Korea’s increasing reliance on China is a dangerous move for Kim Jong Un
COLUMN

North Korea’s increasing reliance on China is a dangerous move for Kim Jong Un

Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il skilfully balanced themselves between rival powers, but Kim Jong Un now leans on just one

North Korea’s increasing reliance on China is a dangerous move for Kim Jong Un
Aidan Foster-Carter
Aidan Foster-Carter March 1, 2021