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Loyalty for Luxury: How the Kim Family Buys Support From North Korean Elites
April 21, 2022

Loyalty for Luxury: How the Kim Family Buys Support From North Korean Elites

By Jason Bartlett
Similar to his father and grandfather, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un uses a combination of fear tactics and gift giving to help secure his influence over members of the North Korean elite. 

The Trump-Kim Summit, North Korea's 'New Strategic Line,' and Pompeo's 'Bold Approach' 2.0
May 23, 2018

The Trump-Kim Summit, North Korea's 'New Strategic Line,' and Pompeo's 'Bold Approach' 2.0

By Ankit Panda
The United States is right that North Korea seeks economic betterment, but misses the mark on how it seeks this goal.
Kim Jong-un Elevates His Sister to Worker's Party Politburo
October 09, 2017

Kim Jong-un Elevates His Sister to Worker's Party Politburo

By Ankit Panda
Kim Yo-jong's responsibilities expand and consolidate the Kim family's hold over North Korea.

US State Department Announces Travel Restrictions for North Korea
July 22, 2017

US State Department Announces Travel Restrictions for North Korea

By Ankit Panda
U.S. passports can no longer be used to travel to North Korea without special permission.

Will Marketization Bring Down the North Korean Regime?
April 18, 2017

Will Marketization Bring Down the North Korean Regime?

By Jonathan Corrado
The Kim regime has turned its new economic elites into an increasingly important source of revenue.

US Treasury Sanctions Hit North Korea's Kim Jong-un Personally for the First Time
July 07, 2016

US Treasury Sanctions Hit North Korea's Kim Jong-un Personally for the First Time

By John Power
Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader, has been directly designated under a new U.S. sanctions list.

North Korea's Nuclear Test, Satellite Launch, and Byungjin
February 10, 2016

North Korea's Nuclear Test, Satellite Launch, and Byungjin

By Ankit Panda
Is North Korea's recent spate of provocation leading up to a pivot toward economic reform?
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