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Kim Yo Jong Slams South Korean Experts’ Analysis of North Korea’s Missile Tests
December 20, 2022

Kim Yo Jong Slams South Korean Experts’ Analysis of North Korea’s Missile Tests

By Mitch Shin
After South Korean experts criticized the capabilities of the North’s tested reconnaissance satellite, Kim Yo Jong published a statement rejecting their analysis. 

North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong Slams Sanctions Measures
November 25, 2022

North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong Slams Sanctions Measures

By Mitch Shin
After Kim’s statement belittling Yoon in August, this was her second discourteous statement toward the South Korean president.
North Korea Trashes Yoon’s ‘Audacious Initiative’ for Denuclearization
August 19, 2022

North Korea Trashes Yoon’s ‘Audacious Initiative’ for Denuclearization

By Mitch Shin
Calling Seoul’s offer “an absurd dream,” Kim Yo Jong derided the South Korean president with North Korean-style insults. 

What to Make of Kim Yo Jong’s Verbal Attack of South Korea’s Defense Minister
April 04, 2022

What to Make of Kim Yo Jong’s Verbal Attack of South Korea’s Defense Minister

By Mitch Shin
Three days after Defense Minister Suh Wook underscored the South’s preemptive strike capabilities, Pyongyang warned that Seoul was facing a serious threat. 

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.

North Korea Reiterates Preconditions for Inter-Korean Thaw
September 27, 2021

North Korea Reiterates Preconditions for Inter-Korean Thaw

By Mitch Shin
Kim Yo Jong welcomed Moon’s outreach in his U.N. speech, but made clear that Seoul will have to end its “hostile policies” first.
North Korea Issues Warning Over South Korea-US Joint Military Exercises
August 12, 2021

North Korea Issues Warning Over South Korea-US Joint Military Exercises

By Mitch Shin
Shortly after the two Koreas restored communication channels, North Korea lambasted the upcoming exercises and stopped returning the South’s calls. 

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 Yo Jong Slams Seoul After Anti-North Korea Leaflets Launched
May 04, 2021

Kim Yo Jong Slams Seoul After Anti-North Korea Leaflets Launched

By Mitch Shin
After an activist launched leaflets to the North last week, Pyongyang immediately responded with harsh warnings.

North Korea Takes Aim at Seoul as Biden Mulls Policy Options
March 30, 2021

North Korea Takes Aim at Seoul as Biden Mulls Policy Options

By Mitch Shin
After Pyongyang's resumed missile testing, Seoul and Washington are having difficulties finding a way to resume dialogue.
North Korea Warns US Not to ‘Cause a Stink’ Before Seoul Meeting
March 16, 2021

North Korea Warns US Not to ‘Cause a Stink’ Before Seoul Meeting

By Kim Tong-Hyung
Kim Yo Jong issued a warning statement ahead of a U.S.-South Korea 2+2, in Pyongyang’s first direct comment to the Biden administration.

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