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Can North Korea Survive Without Its Chairman?
July 02, 2021

Can North Korea Survive Without Its Chairman?

By Chan Young Bang
For all intents and purposes, Kim Jong Un is the DPRK. Such a system won't survive a leadership transition at this juncture.

Kim Jong Un’s Comments Reflect Growing Fear Over North Korea’s Food Crisis 
June 30, 2021

Kim Jong Un’s Comments Reflect Growing Fear Over North Korea’s Food Crisis 

By Mitch Shin
The COVID-19 pandemic and U.S.-led economic sanctions have pushed the North toward an economic catastrophe.
What Is North Korea Trying to Tell the US?
June 24, 2021

What Is North Korea Trying to Tell the US?

By Mitch Shin
Pyongyang and Washington have shown different interpretations of Kim Jong Un’s latest remarks about possible talks with the Biden administration.

Japan Backward in Coming Forward on US-North Korea
May 06, 2021

Japan Backward in Coming Forward on US-North Korea

By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
At a time of stalemate, the Suga administration seems unwilling to take the initiative.

Is North Korea Returning to Diplomacy?
April 16, 2021

Is North Korea Returning to Diplomacy?

By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
Signs are emerging of a resumption of a diplomatic activity by Kim Jong Un.

Understanding North Korea’s Fuel Smuggling Networks in East Asia
April 14, 2021

Understanding North Korea’s Fuel Smuggling Networks in East Asia

By Ankit Panda
How does North Korea keep fueling its military and other needs?

Xi, Kim Share Messages Reaffirming China-North Korea Alliance
March 23, 2021

Xi, Kim Share Messages Reaffirming China-North Korea Alliance

By Kim Tong-Hyung
After U.S. diplomats visited Seoul and Tokyo to discuss North Korea issues, Beijing and Pyongyang highlighted their partnership.
Nighttime in Pyongyang: Aesthetics and Deterrence Under Kim Jong Un
January 30, 2021

Nighttime in Pyongyang: Aesthetics and Deterrence Under Kim Jong Un

By Megan DuBois
By focusing exclusively on the traditional hard power implications of North Korea’s missile systems, analysts are missing much of Pyongyang’s strategy.

North Korea’s New Economic Plan Looks a Lot Like the Old One
January 20, 2021

North Korea’s New Economic Plan Looks a Lot Like the Old One

By Jonathan Corrado
The five-year economic plan laid out at the Party Congress is no course correction for the country.

President Moon Is Still Hopeful for North Korea Talks
January 19, 2021

President Moon Is Still Hopeful for North Korea Talks

By Mitch Shin
In a press conference on Monday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in expressed his wish to resume talks with North Korea – including hosting Kim Jong Un in Seoul.

North Korea Holds Huge Military Parade as Kim Vows Nuclear Might
January 15, 2021

North Korea Holds Huge Military Parade as Kim Vows Nuclear Might

By Associated Press
The parade, which included a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, closed out the eight-day Workers' Party congress.
5 Key Takeaways from North Korea’s Party Congress
January 13, 2021

5 Key Takeaways from North Korea’s Party Congress

By Gabriela Bernal
North Korea set an assertive tone for 2021 through its Party Congress.

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