Politics

Articles focused on the workings of North Korea’s political system.

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 ...

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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....

Thursday 13th October, 2016
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Hell, even if he wanted to he couldn't. So what's stopping him? In this column, Jang Jinsung explains the personality cult that surrounds Kim Jong Un....

Monday 26th September, 2016
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A spokesperson for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland said last Saturday on 24th of September that UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon shall “pay a dear price” for his rem...

Monday 22nd June, 2015
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New Focus reveals details from a phone interview with a North Korean citizen, currently living in Musan, about politics, society and the families of escapees....

Friday 17th April, 2015
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Kim Jong Un breaks Kim Jong Il’s smoking ban order....

Monday 9th February, 2015
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North Korea's elite do not begin to believe that "Kim Yo Jong can be powerful"; it is only the outside world that speculates it....

Wednesday 7th January, 2015
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How do you distinguish between what North Korea says and what it intends and means and desires?...

Tuesday 9th December, 2014
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Those among the North Korean elite behaving in ways more "factional" than Jang Song Thaek....