April 21, 2021

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Kim Jong Un demands ‘moral discipline’ of military officials, oversees reshuffle

Kim Jong Un demands ‘moral discipline’ of military officials, oversees reshuffle

First Central Military Commission meeting of the year held, two military commanders replaced

Kim Jong Un demands ‘moral discipline’ of military officials, oversees reshuffle
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 24, 2021
Kim Jong Un’s right-hand man may be leading a new North Korean security council
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Kim Jong Un’s right-hand man may be leading a new North Korean security council

Jo Yong Won appears to be heading a mysterious, rumored office that focuses on foreign policy and security

Kim Jong Un’s right-hand man may be leading a new North Korean security council
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser February 24, 2021
North Korea appoints foreign trade specialist as ambassador to China

North Korea appoints foreign trade specialist as ambassador to China

Ri Ryong Nam's appointment hints at greater economic exchange between North Korea and China, experts say

North Korea appoints foreign trade specialist as ambassador to China
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 19, 2021
North Korean leader’s wife Ri Sol Ju reappears for first time in over a year

North Korean leader’s wife Ri Sol Ju reappears for first time in over a year

Ri attended a concert with Kim Jong Un on former leader Kim Jong Il’s birthday

North Korean leader’s wife Ri Sol Ju reappears for first time in over a year
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 16, 2021
North Korea is fighting to take back control of its economy from the markets
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North Korea is fighting to take back control of its economy from the markets

Kim Jong Un steered his country away from economic reform at the recent Eighth Party Congress and Second Plenary Meeting

North Korea is fighting to take back control of its economy from the markets
Peter Ward
Peter Ward February 16, 2021
Kim Jong Un’s missing wife likely alive and well, Seoul intelligence agency says

Kim Jong Un’s missing wife likely alive and well, Seoul intelligence agency says

South Korea’s NIS also allegedly told lawmakers that North Korea is suffering from food shortages in border areas

Kim Jong Un’s missing wife likely alive and well, Seoul intelligence agency says
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Won-Gi Jung February 16, 2021
Kim Yo Jong found her own voice, but she’s far from taking North Korea’s throne
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Kim Yo Jong found her own voice, but she’s far from taking North Korea’s throne

Kim Jong Un’s sister is not his “number two,” but she does have a unique role in messaging Seoul and Washington

Kim Yo Jong found her own voice, but she’s far from taking North Korea’s throne
Markus V. Garlauskas
Markus V. Garlauskas February 15, 2021
Kim Jong Un fires economic leader a month after appointing him

Kim Jong Un fires economic leader a month after appointing him

The ruling party’s economic department director replaced, foreign affairs officials promoted

Kim Jong Un fires economic leader a month after appointing him
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 12, 2021
Kim Jong Un wants to boost the economy through science, tech and state control

Kim Jong Un wants to boost the economy through science, tech and state control

The North Korean leader discussed industry development, foreign policy and military plans at an ongoing plenum meeting

Kim Jong Un wants to boost the economy through science, tech and state control
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 9, 2021
Kim Jong Un’s water slide, missing wife and vaccines – NKNews Podcast Ep. 169

Kim Jong Un’s water slide, missing wife and vaccines – NKNews Podcast Ep. 169

NK News's Jeongmin Kim, Colin Zwirko and Won-Gi Jung discuss the latest stories coming out of North Korea

Kim Jong Un’s water slide, missing wife and vaccines – NKNews Podcast Ep. 169
NK News
NK News February 9, 2021
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