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North Korea Has a New Foreign Minister, But That Doesn’t Mean a Change in Policy
January 28, 2020

North Korea Has a New Foreign Minister, But That Doesn’t Mean a Change in Policy

By Dan DePetris
North Korea has a new foreign minister, but don't expect a new denuclearization policy.

The Glaring Omission in Kim Jong Un’s Plenary Speech
January 07, 2020

The Glaring Omission in Kim Jong Un’s Plenary Speech

By Daniel Aum
One thing that Kim didn’t say could signal that he is still open to negotiations with the U.S.
North Korea Announces Ruling Party Plenary Meeting for Late December 2019
December 04, 2019

North Korea Announces Ruling Party Plenary Meeting for Late December 2019

By Ankit Panda
The plenary meeting may coincide with a major policy decision by Kim Jong Un on diplomacy with the United States.

North Korea's Party Congress: Shrouded in Secrecy
May 06, 2016

North Korea's Party Congress: Shrouded in Secrecy

By John Power
Pyongyang invited foreign reporters to cover its party congress, but gave them nothing to report.

North Korea Weakly Flexes Military Muscles Ahead of Party Congress
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.

Ahead of Rare Party Congress, North Korea Releases New Slogans. So What?
February 22, 2016

Ahead of Rare Party Congress, North Korea Releases New Slogans. So What?

By Ankit Panda
Do North Korea's new party slogans tell us anything about the intended nature of the 7th Workers' Party Congress?

North Korea Pushes Ahead on Agricultural Reforms
May 17, 2013

North Korea Pushes Ahead on Agricultural Reforms

Kim Jong-Un appears committed to limited agricultural reforms. These are doomed to fail.

Understanding North Korea
April 17, 2012

Understanding North Korea

The past month has seen a number of key developments in North Korea. So why isn’t anything clearer?

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