Politics

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

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

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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....

Wednesday 12th November, 2014
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The North Korean political system makes it all but impossible for Choe to suddenly be the "second most powerful man"....

Sunday 26th October, 2014
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"Who is your boss? It is not, then, Kim Jong-un?"...

Monday 20th October, 2014
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Perhaps the North Korean state is in a bit of a fluster....

Tuesday 14th October, 2014
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Why did Kim Jong-un not take advantage of October 10, a grand opportunity for redress?...

Tuesday 7th October, 2014
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Is this really a most confident move from a high powered North Korean delegation?...

Saturday 4th October, 2014
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In aftermath of Jang Song-thaek's execution and collapse of the living Kim's authority among power elite, anomalies and more anomalies to follow....