April 20, 2024

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Experts agree: Japan’s ties with North Korea are going nowhere fast
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Experts agree: Japan’s ties with North Korea are going nowhere fast

DPRK watchers in Tokyo say abductee issue and US pressure remain hurdles to engagement as Chongryon continues to decline

Experts agree: Japan’s ties with North Korea are going nowhere fast
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov February 1, 2024
Cuba’s new ambassador to North Korea takes up post in Pyongyang

Cuba’s new ambassador to North Korea takes up post in Pyongyang

Seoul’s unification ministry says DPRK is allowing diplomats from ‘anti-American’ countries to return to the country

Cuba’s new ambassador to North Korea takes up post in Pyongyang
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park February 1, 2024
Has Kim Jong Un really made a strategic decision to go to war? – Ep. 327
Podcast

Has Kim Jong Un really made a strategic decision to go to war? – Ep. 327

Robert Carlin and Siegfried Hecker discuss their viral article on North Korea’s war rhetoric and respond to skeptics

Has Kim Jong Un really made a strategic decision to go to war? – Ep. 327
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News January 31, 2024
North Korea shutters embassy in Libya marking sixth closure in Africa

North Korea shutters embassy in Libya marking sixth closure in Africa

DPRK missions subject to spate of closures since last year which some experts say relates to lack of economic benefits

North Korea shutters embassy in Libya marking sixth closure in Africa
Joe Smith
Joe Smith | Joon Ha Park January 30, 2024
Arch nemesis: Kim Jong Un dismantled a monument — and his grandfather’s legacy

Arch nemesis: Kim Jong Un dismantled a monument — and his grandfather’s legacy

Reunification arch celebrated Kim’s predecessor, and its destruction shows North Korean leader won’t be bound by past

Arch nemesis: Kim Jong Un dismantled a monument — and his grandfather’s legacy
James Fretwell
James Fretwell January 30, 2024
Kim Jong Un inspects nuclear-powered submarine project, cruise missile test

Kim Jong Un inspects nuclear-powered submarine project, cruise missile test

State media says new cruise missile launched from underwater but doesn't show submarine images

Kim Jong Un inspects nuclear-powered submarine project, cruise missile test
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 29, 2024
Kim Jong Un lays out 10-year plan to fix ‘backward’ economy at Politburo meeting

Kim Jong Un lays out 10-year plan to fix ‘backward’ economy at Politburo meeting

Two-day Politburo meeting follows Kim's announcement of new 'local development 20×10 policy' earlier this month

Kim Jong Un lays out 10-year plan to fix ‘backward’ economy at Politburo meeting
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 25, 2024
Covering North Korea and Kim Jong Un’s elite female entourage  – Ep. 326
Podcast

Covering North Korea and Kim Jong Un’s elite female entourage – Ep. 326

Journalist Chun Sujin discusses her experiences writing about the DPRK and her book on powerful women in the country

Covering North Korea and Kim Jong Un’s elite female entourage  – Ep. 326
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News January 24, 2024
North Korea demolishes symbolic unification arch, satellite imagery suggests

North Korea demolishes symbolic unification arch, satellite imagery suggests

Kim Jong Un ordered monument removed to ‘completely eliminate’ public’s idea of kinship with South Korea

North Korea demolishes symbolic unification arch, satellite imagery suggests
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko January 23, 2024
North Korean Workers’ Party assembly chair Choe Thae Bok dead at 93

North Korean Workers’ Party assembly chair Choe Thae Bok dead at 93

Kim Jong Un visited official’s funeral bier to pay respects to one of DPRK’s longest-tenured elites

North Korean Workers’ Party assembly chair Choe Thae Bok dead at 93
Fyodor Tertitskiy
Fyodor Tertitskiy January 23, 2024
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