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.
January 07, 2021
North Korea Party Congress Begins With Kim Jong Un’s Confession of Failure on the Economy
By Mitch Shin
One of the most important events in North Korea started January 5 as Kim conveyed his messages over the quarantine and economy.
December 29, 2020
Mired in Crises, North Korea’s Kim to Open Big Party Meeting
By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung
Kim Jong Un is grappling with the toughest challenges of his nine-year rule as he prepares to host the ruling Workers’ Party congress in January.
May 31, 2016
North Korea: What Now?
By Aidan Foster-Carter
Nothing new came out of Pyongyang’s rare Party Congress. Can Kim Jong-un have his yellowcake and eat it too?
May 10, 2016
North Korea Party Congress: Much Ado About Nothing
By Bruce Klingner
Very little came out of the rarely-convened Party Congress last week.
April 29, 2016
North Korea Weakly Flexes Military Muscles Ahead of Party Congress
By John Power
Two failed missile launches were a bid to boost Kim Jong-un's prestige ahead of a rare party meeting.