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.
May 04, 2020
Kim Jong Un Is Back, But North Korea Should Still Prepare for Leadership Transition
By Cui Lei
Kim’s reappearance ends the current round of rumors, but health concerns will linger.
April 10, 2018
A Generational Shift in Pyongyang: Is Change Ahead?
By Jongsoo Lee
Kim Jong-un may be ready to assert his own unique leadership style.
October 09, 2015
North Korea’s Rhetoric Hides Its True Intentions
By Jack Hands
Pyongyang’s bellicose language is very carefully calculated.