April 23, 2024

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

What to make of North Korea’s apparent interest in naval nuclear propulsion
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What to make of North Korea’s apparent interest in naval nuclear propulsion

Regime appears far off from true maritime deterrent but is relentless in pursuit of second-strike survivability

What to make of North Korea’s apparent interest in naval nuclear propulsion
Ankit Panda
Ankit Panda February 13, 2024
Anti-South Korea policy change secures ‘lawful’ basis to attack: Kim Jong Un

Anti-South Korea policy change secures ‘lawful’ basis to attack: Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader shares interpretation in a speech at defense ministry to mark army holiday

Anti-South Korea policy change secures ‘lawful’ basis to attack: Kim Jong Un
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 9, 2024
Yoon says ROK can build nukes but doesn’t want sanctions like North Korea

Yoon says ROK can build nukes but doesn’t want sanctions like North Korea

The president made remarks in pre-recorded interview during which he raised the possibility of engagement with DPRK

Yoon says ROK can build nukes but doesn’t want sanctions like North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Lina Park February 8, 2024
Kim Jong Un inspects foodstuff factories linked to new development drive

Kim Jong Un inspects foodstuff factories linked to new development drive

Kimha county facilities apparently offer glimpse of modernization efforts leader said he wants throughout North Korea

Kim Jong Un inspects foodstuff factories linked to new development drive
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 8, 2024
North Korea’s crops saw on-year improvement in 2023, satellite data shows
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North Korea’s crops saw on-year improvement in 2023, satellite data shows

Analysis is in line with DPRK leader Kim Jong Un’s claim that the country overcame food shortages last year

North Korea’s crops saw on-year improvement in 2023, satellite data shows
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin | Shreyas Reddy February 7, 2024
North Korea reveals first 20 ‘backward’ counties where factories will be built
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North Korea reveals first 20 ‘backward’ counties where factories will be built

Kim Jong Un ordered construction of 200 light industry factories over next decade to address DPRK’s underdevelopment

North Korea reveals first 20 ‘backward’ counties where factories will be built
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko February 6, 2024
North Korea calls ROK defense minister’s comments ‘prelude’ to war

North Korea calls ROK defense minister’s comments ‘prelude’ to war

‘Typical rhetoric’ out of Pyongyang reflects efforts to maximize gains from current tensions, expert says

North Korea calls ROK defense minister’s comments ‘prelude’ to war
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park February 5, 2024
Yoon’s comments on North Korea trigger back and forth between Seoul and Moscow

Yoon’s comments on North Korea trigger back and forth between Seoul and Moscow

South Korea slams Russian support for Pyongyang while Kremlin cries foul over ROK-US cooperation

Yoon’s comments on North Korea trigger back and forth between Seoul and Moscow
Anton Sokolin
Anton Sokolin February 5, 2024
North Korea in January 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in January 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from January 1, 2024 to January 31, 2024

North Korea in January 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro February 2, 2024
Timeline: From North Korean missiles in Ukraine to ROK becoming enemy ‘No. 1’
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Timeline: From North Korean missiles in Ukraine to ROK becoming enemy ‘No. 1’

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31, 2024

Timeline: From North Korean missiles in Ukraine to ROK becoming enemy ‘No. 1’
NK Pro
NK Pro February 2, 2024
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