May 12, 2021

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

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
Seoul’s new foreign minister makes first speech on ‘difficult’ North Korea issue

Seoul’s new foreign minister makes first speech on ‘difficult’ North Korea issue

Chung Eui-yong says that coordinating with Washington on future denuclearization talks can be “fairly easily done”

Seoul’s new foreign minister makes first speech on ‘difficult’ North Korea issue
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 9, 2021
Kim Jong Un berates North Korean officials for a rough start to economic plans

Kim Jong Un berates North Korean officials for a rough start to economic plans

Kim kicked off a multi-day meeting on how to carry out economic tasks after last month’s Party Congress

Kim Jong Un berates North Korean officials for a rough start to economic plans
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 8, 2021
New documentary tackles the assassination of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother

New documentary tackles the assassination of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother

"Assassins" tells the story of how North Korea tricked two women into killing Kim Jong Nam

New documentary tackles the assassination of Kim Jong Un’s half-brother
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia February 8, 2021
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