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Kim Jong Un Sends New Year’s Cards to Xi and Putin
January 18, 2023

Kim Jong Un Sends New Year’s Cards to Xi and Putin

By Mitch Shin
North Korean state media reported that Kim Jong Un sent New Year’s cards to leaders of various countries, including China and Russia.

North Korea Vows to Increase Nuclear Arsenal
January 03, 2023

North Korea Vows to Increase Nuclear Arsenal

By Mitch Shin
Amid the strengthening military alliance between South Korea and the United States, Kim Jong Un vowed to expand his country's nuclear arsenal.  
Kim Jong Un Emphasizes Nuclear Development as North Korea’s ‘Ultimate Goal’
November 28, 2022

Kim Jong Un Emphasizes Nuclear Development as North Korea’s ‘Ultimate Goal’

By Mitch Shin
Kim continues to double down on the importance of the nuclear program for his country.

Kim Jong-un’s Daughter and the ICBM
November 24, 2022

Kim Jong-un’s Daughter and the ICBM

By Atsuhito Isozaki
North Korea’s leader debuts his offspring, and sends a message.

North Korea Tests Long-Range Strategic Cruise Missile   
October 13, 2022

North Korea Tests Long-Range Strategic Cruise Missile   

By Mitch Shin
Kim Jong Un guided the test-launch on Wednesday, KCNA reported, continuing his heavy emphasis on North Korea’s tactical nuclear weapons.

North Korea’s Updated Nuclear Law Points At a Dangerous Nuclear Future
September 19, 2022

North Korea’s Updated Nuclear Law Points At a Dangerous Nuclear Future

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
Kim Jong Un says that as long as nuclear weapons exist, North Korea will have them.

Much Ado About Nothing: North Korea’s New Nuclear Law
September 13, 2022

Much Ado About Nothing: North Korea’s New Nuclear Law

By Nah Liang Tuang
Alarm over North Korea’s new law concerning its nuclear weapons policy is unwarranted, as the legislation does not significantly alter Pyongyang’s implied nuclear doctrine.
South Korea Proposes Inter-Korean Talks to Help Separated Families
September 08, 2022

South Korea Proposes Inter-Korean Talks to Help Separated Families

By Mitch Shin
Amid the stalled inter-Korean dialogue, the South Korean unification minister publicly proposed talks with North Korea to resolve the issues of separated families.  

Kim Jong Un’s Changing Public Persona
August 18, 2022

Kim Jong Un’s Changing Public Persona

By Emma Nymoen
COVID-19 has given Kim a unique opportunity to shift his public persona from that of a military leader into more of a father figure – even as he imposes stricter policies than ever.

North Korea: Repeated Reshuffling at the Top
August 09, 2022

North Korea: Repeated Reshuffling at the Top

By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
Changes in key personnel continue to occur at a rapid pace.

Kim Jong Un Underlines North Korea’s Nuclear Capabilities in Military Parade  
April 26, 2022

Kim Jong Un Underlines North Korea’s Nuclear Capabilities in Military Parade  

By Mitch Shin
North Korea held a military parade to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army on Monday.
Moon and Kim Exchange Letters Amid Frozen Inter-Korea Relations
April 22, 2022

Moon and Kim Exchange Letters Amid Frozen Inter-Korea Relations

By Mitch Shin
Less than three weeks before Moon Jae-in leaves office, the leaders of the two Koreas exchanged hand-written letters talking up the efforts of the peace process.

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