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.
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.
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.
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.
August 09, 2022
North Korea: Repeated Reshuffling at the Top
By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
Changes in key personnel continue to occur at a rapid pace.
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.
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.
April 21, 2022
Loyalty for Luxury: How the Kim Family Buys Support From North Korean Elites
By Jason Bartlett
Similar to his father and grandfather, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un uses a combination of fear tactics and gift giving to help secure his influence over members of the North Korean elite.
April 16, 2022
North Korea Marks Key Anniversary But No Word on Military Parade
By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung
Kim Il Sung’s birth anniversary, the most important national holiday in North Korea, passed without the expected military parade or any missile testing.
April 14, 2022
Kim Gives North Korea’s Most Famous Newscaster a Luxury Home
By Hyung-jin Kim
Experts say Kim is providing special treatment to elite North Koreans to boost their loyalty as he grapples with myriad challenges.
March 24, 2022
A Long Road to Nowhere: 10 Years of the Kim Jong Un Regime
By Hae Kyung Ahn
In April, Kim Jong Un will mark the 10th anniversary of his complete succession to power. He doesn't have much to celebrate.
January 29, 2022
North Korea Is Preparing to Confront the US in 2022
By Sang-soo Lee
Kim Jong Un will likely conduct more advanced weapons tests this year in his own version of “maximum pressure.”