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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.
Loyalty for Luxury: How the Kim Family Buys Support From North Korean Elites
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. 

North Korea Marks Key Anniversary But No Word on Military Parade
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.

Kim Gives North Korea’s Most Famous Newscaster a Luxury Home
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.

A Long Road to Nowhere: 10 Years of the Kim Jong Un Regime
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.

North Korea Is Preparing to Confront the US in 2022  
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.”  
Kim Jong Un: A Decade of Trial and Error
January 20, 2022

Kim Jong Un: A Decade of Trial and Error

By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
The pace of policy turnarounds has been dizzying.

North Korea: A Decade Under Kim Jong Un
January 01, 2022

North Korea: A Decade Under Kim Jong Un

By Rachel Minyoung Lee
What has the past decade revealed about Kim’s leadership style and goals for North Korea?

Kim Jong Un and the ‘Supreme Leader System’
December 06, 2021

Kim Jong Un and the ‘Supreme Leader System’

By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
After 30 years, the model is still alive and well.

The Essence of North Korea’s ‘Our State First’
November 18, 2021

The Essence of North Korea’s ‘Our State First’

By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
An expression offers insight into an inscrutable country.
Deciphering Kim Jong Un’s Second Policy Speech
October 15, 2021

Deciphering Kim Jong Un’s Second Policy Speech

By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
A familiar mix of hard and soft tactics.

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