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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.
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?

North Korea in a Nutshell
July 20, 2021

North Korea in a Nutshell

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Kongdan Oh.

South Korea’s Intelligence Agency Confirms North Korean Cyberattacks 
July 09, 2021

South Korea’s Intelligence Agency Confirms North Korean Cyberattacks 

By Mitch Shin
An NIS briefing contained new information on North Korea’s cyberattacks, as well as political developments.

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.
North Korea Holds Huge Military Parade as Kim Vows Nuclear Might
January 15, 2021

North Korea Holds Huge Military Parade as Kim Vows Nuclear Might

By Associated Press
The parade, which included a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, closed out the eight-day Workers' Party congress.

5 Key Takeaways from North Korea’s Party Congress
January 13, 2021

5 Key Takeaways from North Korea’s Party Congress

By Gabriela Bernal
North Korea set an assertive tone for 2021 through its Party Congress.

Kim Jong Un Declares North Korea Will Advance Nuclear Capabilities
January 12, 2021

Kim Jong Un Declares North Korea Will Advance Nuclear Capabilities

By Mitch Shin
During the Eighth Party Congress, Kim vowed to enhance the country’s missile programs and nuclear power – a worrying sign for diplomacy with the U.S. and South Korea.

North Korea Party Congress Begins With Kim Jong Un’s Confession of Failure on the Economy
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. 
North Korea’s Biggest Political Event Comes at Fraught Moment
January 06, 2021

North Korea’s Biggest Political Event Comes at Fraught Moment

By Associated Press
The Worker's Party's apex meeting comes after a year of economic pain resulting from COVID-19-induced border closures.

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