Politics

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

Monday 10th April, 2017
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How effective are South Korean attempts to penetrate North Korea's media wall by radio?...

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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....

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....