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Kim Jong Un’s Changing Public Persona
August 18, 2022

Kim Jong Un’s Changing Public Persona

By Emma Nymoen
COVID-19 has given Kim a unique opportunity to shift his public persona from that of a military leader into more of a father figure – even as he imposes stricter policies than ever.

Breaking Down North Korea’s COVID Strategy
July 22, 2022

Breaking Down North Korea’s COVID Strategy

By Emma Nymoen
The Kim Jong Un regime’s COVID-19 policies are enabling the government to re-indoctrinate a nation of people.
North Korea’s Unusual Military Parade
September 10, 2021

North Korea’s Unusual Military Parade

By Mitch Shin
Unlike previous military parades, North Korea did not unveil new advanced weapons this time.

From Ethnic Nationalism to Social Media: How North Korea Leverages Its Soft Power Abroad
August 17, 2021

From Ethnic Nationalism to Social Media: How North Korea Leverages Its Soft Power Abroad

By Jason Bartlett
Kim Jong Un recently instructed the country’s propagandists to improve overseas messaging efforts.

North Korea Strengthens Propaganda Efforts Ahead of Key Party Anniversary
October 09, 2020

North Korea Strengthens Propaganda Efforts Ahead of Key Party Anniversary

By Tae-jun Kang
There hasn't been much to celebrate in North Korea this year. But with a key anniversary looming, the propaganda machine is trying to set a more festive mood.

North Korea Gives Rare Response to Panic Buying Rumor
May 01, 2020

North Korea Gives Rare Response to Panic Buying Rumor

By Tae-jun Kang
North Korea almost never reacts to reports in foreign media. What's different this time?

China Tightens Grips on North Korean Defectors
January 13, 2020

China Tightens Grips on North Korean Defectors

By Tae-jun Kang
Arrests of North Korean defectors in China are up, even while Beijing moves to control North Korean propaganda within the Great Firewall.
Anna Fifield on the Cult of Kim Jong Un
August 01, 2019

Anna Fifield on the Cult of Kim Jong Un

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Kim cult of personality and what it means for U.S. diplomacy with North Korea.

What’s Behind North Korea’s Recent Efforts to Promote Its Education Sector?
March 30, 2019

What’s Behind North Korea’s Recent Efforts to Promote Its Education Sector?

By Tae-jun Kang
North Korean propaganda has been unusually fixated on praising the country's education sector. Why?

Behind North Korea’s YouTube Ambitions
March 02, 2019

Behind North Korea’s YouTube Ambitions

By Tae-jun Kang
Pyongyang is not only after propaganda gains – social media monetization is a loophole to international sanctions.

South Korean Right's YouTube Dominance Catches North Korea's Eye
September 17, 2018

South Korean Right's YouTube Dominance Catches North Korea's Eye

By Tae-jun Kang
Pyongyang is worried by a new trend: the rise of South Korean conservatives on YouTube.
What's Behind North Korea's New Internet Opening?
August 04, 2018

What's Behind North Korea's New Internet Opening?

By Tae-jun Kang
Is North Korea really giving its people greater access to information?

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