February 29, 2024

Leadership

Information related to North Korea’s leadership and leadership structures

Next steps for North Korea: How successful is Yoon’s inter-Korean policy?

Next steps for North Korea: How successful is Yoon’s inter-Korean policy?

Survey of over 100 experts finds most consider Seoul’s approach ‘ineffective,’ with many saying tensions have worsened

Next steps for North Korea: How successful is Yoon’s inter-Korean policy?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll December 15, 2023
Holiday gift guide: 2023’s best books on North Korea for all kinds of readers

Holiday gift guide: 2023’s best books on North Korea for all kinds of readers

New works offer fresh insight into the DPRK, from a deep dive into the military to a memoir of growing up in Pyongyang

Holiday gift guide: 2023’s best books on North Korea for all kinds of readers
Oliver Jia
Oliver Jia December 14, 2023
What we know about Kim Jong Un’s daughter, one year after her reveal – Ep. 320
Podcast

What we know about Kim Jong Un’s daughter, one year after her reveal – Ep. 320

The NK News team discusses DPRK embassy closures in Africa, Kim’s speech to mothers and more

What we know about Kim Jong Un’s daughter, one year after her reveal – Ep. 320
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News December 13, 2023
Cry me a river: How North Koreans interpret Kim Jong Un’s tears

Cry me a river: How North Koreans interpret Kim Jong Un’s tears

Experts say state media coverage seeks to ‘humanize’ the leader, regardless of whether the tears are genuine or theater

Cry me a river: How North Koreans interpret Kim Jong Un’s tears
Joe Smith
Joe Smith December 13, 2023
Why North Korean hardliners will fight any return to the pre-pandemic status quo
NK PRO

Why North Korean hardliners will fight any return to the pre-pandemic status quo

Mixed signals on reopening point to ongoing efforts by some in regime to keep foreigners out, regardless of the costs

Why North Korean hardliners will fight any return to the pre-pandemic status quo
Thomas Schäfer
Thomas Schäfer December 12, 2023
From Moscow to Pyongyang: North Korea pivots back toward the Soviet side
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From Moscow to Pyongyang: North Korea pivots back toward the Soviet side

The DPRK repaired ties with USSR after cozying up to Beijing, and Moscow provided aid despite distaste for regime

From Moscow to Pyongyang: North Korea pivots back toward the Soviet side
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov December 12, 2023
Kim Jong Un adds to growing luxury car collection with new Maybach sedan, limo

Kim Jong Un adds to growing luxury car collection with new Maybach sedan, limo

Vehicles demonstrate North Korean leader’s ability to use illicit networks to get what he wants, including for nukes

Kim Jong Un adds to growing luxury car collection with new Maybach sedan, limo
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 11, 2023
How North Korean support for Russia and Hamas compels Seoul to pivot West
NK PRO

How North Korean support for Russia and Hamas compels Seoul to pivot West

Inter-Korean tensions are spilling beyond peninsula as ROK moves to strengthen security ties with Europe and Israel

How North Korean support for Russia and Hamas compels Seoul to pivot West
Francis Shin
Francis Shin December 8, 2023
Behind the scenes of the US approach to North Korea – Ep. 319
Podcast

Behind the scenes of the US approach to North Korea – Ep. 319

Former US intelligence officer Sydney Seiler returns to the podcast to answer questions from listeners

Behind the scenes of the US approach to North Korea – Ep. 319
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News December 6, 2023
Send kids to hard labor to fight foreign influence, Kim Jong Un tells moms

Send kids to hard labor to fight foreign influence, Kim Jong Un tells moms

North Korean leader declares ‘intensifying’ campaign against youth exposure to outside culture

Send kids to hard labor to fight foreign influence, Kim Jong Un tells moms
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko December 5, 2023
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