Insights

Monday 1st May, 2017
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Kim Won-hong is now the new Deputy Chief of Organisation in the General Politburo. What does this mean, and how did he get there?...

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Monday 1st May, 2017
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Who is Lee Jungrok, and how did he get promoted to Minister of State Security? ...

Monday 1st May, 2017
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Kim Won-hong is now the new Deputy Chief of Organisation in the General Politburo. What does this mean, and how did he get there?...

Wednesday 8th March, 2017
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North Korea is one of the few countries in the world where International Women’s Day is a national holiday – well, sort of....

Thursday 2nd March, 2017
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In Part 1 of this analysis, it was established that neither the National Defence Commission nor the Renaissance General Bureau could have killed Kim Jong Nam. Could it have been the Operations Depart...

Tuesday 28th February, 2017
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A better understanding of how power is distributed across North Korea's governmental system will show that it is highly unlikely that Kim Jong Nam was killed by North Korea's military agency. ...

Friday 17th February, 2017
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North Korean ex-ambassador Thae Yongho attended an international conference hosted by the Institute for National Security Strategy (INSS) where he participated in a discussion about security in Northe...

Tuesday 14th February, 2017
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North Korea Strategy Center (NKSC), a North Korean human rights NGO, has completed preliminary investigations regarding the 2013 execution of former Vice Chairman of the National Defence Commission ...

Sunday 5th February, 2017
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Kim Won-hong, Minister of State Security and close aide to Kim Jong Un, was dismissed just a few days ago. It has also been reported that some officials were executed....

Tuesday 20th December, 2016
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An insight into female soldiers in the Korean People’s Army, where lack of personal hygiene and objectification are major women’s issues....

Monday 19th December, 2016
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North Korean police officers don't waste their time being polite to citizens. An insight into language and society in North Korea....