December 07, 2021

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

NK PRO Briefing: An open source review of Iran-DPRK relations
NK PRO

NK PRO Briefing: An open source review of Iran-DPRK relations

A discussion featuring North Korea analyst James Fretwell, Iran specialist Negar Mortazavi and missile expert Tal Inbar

NK PRO Briefing: An open source review of Iran-DPRK relations
NK Pro
NK Pro October 26, 2021
Roh Tae-woo, ROK president who helped shape inter-Korean relations, dies at 88

Roh Tae-woo, ROK president who helped shape inter-Korean relations, dies at 88

Leaving a mixed legacy, Roh normalized ties with DPRK’s traditional allies but ended his career in severe controversy

Roh Tae-woo, ROK president who helped shape inter-Korean relations, dies at 88
Won-Gi Jung
Won-Gi Jung October 26, 2021
Why one city in Nepal worships North Korea and follows ‘Juche’ ideology

Why one city in Nepal worships North Korea and follows ‘Juche’ ideology

A mistrust of outsiders and desire for self-reliance drive Bhaktapur to embrace North Korean style communism

Why one city in Nepal worships North Korea and follows ‘Juche’ ideology
Benjamin R. Young
Benjamin R. Young October 18, 2021
North Korea’s perfectly logical strategy of missile launches and dialogue
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North Korea’s perfectly logical strategy of missile launches and dialogue

The DPRK wants sanctions relief from the US and a Democratic South Korean president and is working to see both outcomes

North Korea’s perfectly logical strategy of missile launches and dialogue
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov October 14, 2021
Standing in front of nuclear missiles, Kim Jong Un says US causing ‘tension’

Standing in front of nuclear missiles, Kim Jong Un says US causing ‘tension’

In new type of weapon exhibition, Kim Jong Un stresses ‘defensive’ capabilities and criticizes South Korean arms buildup

Standing in front of nuclear missiles, Kim Jong Un says US causing ‘tension’
No new missile debuts, parades on key North Korean holiday

No new missile debuts, parades on key North Korean holiday

A year after marking Party Foundation Day with new ICBM and parade, holiday passes with smaller events in 2021

No new missile debuts, parades on key North Korean holiday
Chaewon Chung
Chaewon Chung October 11, 2021
No signs of parade or other celebrations in Pyongyang ahead of key holiday

No signs of parade or other celebrations in Pyongyang ahead of key holiday

Any celebrations likely to be muted as sources in Pyongyang observe no indications of big upcoming event

No signs of parade or other celebrations in Pyongyang ahead of key holiday
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll October 9, 2021
Kim Jong Un worked on tourist resort designs during 2021 absences: KCTV

Kim Jong Un worked on tourist resort designs during 2021 absences: KCTV

Pyongyang expo shows off designs for trains, ships and space shuttle slide similar to one Kim family used

Kim Jong Un worked on tourist resort designs during 2021 absences: KCTV
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko October 8, 2021
Reshuffles at North Korea’s parliament session suggest volatility at the top
NK PRO

Reshuffles at North Korea’s parliament session suggest volatility at the top

The latest round of promotions and demotions highlights major changes in DPRK leadership since January

Reshuffles at North Korea’s parliament session suggest volatility at the top
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser October 4, 2021
North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK PRO

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

An analytical look at the main developments from September 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021

North Korea in September 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro October 1, 2021
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