November 30, 2022

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Expel North Korean diplomats to send a message to Kim Jong Un

Expel North Korean diplomats to send a message to Kim Jong Un

In face of DPRK weapons tests and UN inaction, throwing out top envoys will pave way for stronger sanctions enforcement

Expel North Korean diplomats to send a message to Kim Jong Un
Sung-Yoon Lee
Sung-Yoon Lee October 25, 2022
Facing the new normal: Why the US needs strategic clarity on North Korea
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Facing the new normal: Why the US needs strategic clarity on North Korea

Washington’s anemic security plans and policy reviews have only emboldened Pyongyang’s nuclear saber-rattling

Facing the new normal: Why the US needs strategic clarity on North Korea
Kangkyu Lee
Kangkyu Lee October 24, 2022
North Korea is a tinderbox. But no one can know what spark might ignite change.

North Korea is a tinderbox. But no one can know what spark might ignite change.

History shows seemingly innocuous events can trigger political crisis, from the Arab Spring to collapse of Qing Dynasty

North Korea is a tinderbox. But no one can know what spark might ignite change.
John Everard
John Everard October 21, 2022
Kim Jong Un building lavish new mansions as citizens told to endure ‘hardships’
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Kim Jong Un building lavish new mansions as citizens told to endure ‘hardships’

Massive worker camp appears at North Korean leader’s lakeside retreat as project sees significant expansion

Kim Jong Un building lavish new mansions as citizens told to endure ‘hardships’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 21, 2022
Corrupt party officials challenge Kim Jong Un’s absolute authority: State media

Corrupt party officials challenge Kim Jong Un’s absolute authority: State media

North Korean leader pushes campaign against outside and capitalist influence in speech at top party cadre school

Corrupt party officials challenge Kim Jong Un’s absolute authority: State media
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 18, 2022
Kim Jong Un says orphans school is key military tool in latest visit

Kim Jong Un says orphans school is key military tool in latest visit

North Korean leaders have long used Mangyongdae Revolutionary School to mold talent and shore up party’s power base

Kim Jong Un says orphans school is key military tool in latest visit
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 17, 2022
Seoul’s new sanctions on North Korea change little but set stage for next steps
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Seoul’s new sanctions on North Korea change little but set stage for next steps

South Korea has array of options to up ante if DPRK conducts nuclear test, though it risks feeding cycle of escalation

Seoul’s new sanctions on North Korea change little but set stage for next steps
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 14, 2022
State media review: North Korea celebrates the Workers’ Party’s birthday
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State media review: North Korea celebrates the Workers’ Party’s birthday

An in-depth analysis of the party founding anniversary, missile test photos, new laws and more

State media review: North Korea celebrates the Workers’ Party’s birthday
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung October 13, 2022
Kim Jong Un says children must join military drills, construct apartments

Kim Jong Un says children must join military drills, construct apartments

North Korean leader demands country raise ‘loyalists’ from young age in latest push to improve ideological controls

Kim Jong Un says children must join military drills, construct apartments
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 13, 2022
North Korea says it tested long-range cruise missiles to boost ‘nuclear forces’

North Korea says it tested long-range cruise missiles to boost ‘nuclear forces’

Seoul did not previously announce test, which DPRK says it conducted over West Sea in ‘warning to the enemy’

North Korea says it tested long-range cruise missiles to boost ‘nuclear forces’
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 13, 2022