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 26th September, 2014
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Hwang Pyong-so's promotion should be seen not as an indicator of his rising power, but of continuing need for visibility re-configurations in aftermath of Jang Song-thaek's execution....

Monday 1st September, 2014
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Internal breakdown of North Korea’s power structures will intensify, as infighting over economic privileges occurs and powerful cadres instigate purges against one another....

Tuesday 12th August, 2014
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Attempts to reinforce the political clout of Kim Jong-il's closest comrades, who make up the current powerful core of the NKorean leadership....

Wednesday 6th August, 2014
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"On the surface, it may look like we are all longing for Kim's visit, but really, we are waiting for the fish that he brings."...

Monday 30th June, 2014
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Sources that provided us with details of events leading up to Jang Song-thaek's purge now offer crucial insight into the current configuration of power in North Korea....

Monday 2nd June, 2014
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Recent measures indicate that there is increasing tension and antagonism between DPRK and China...

Sunday 27th April, 2014
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North Korean state putting greater pressure on people to make foreign currency offerings....

Friday 7th March, 2014
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What we North Koreans took to be an immutable fact of life no longer holds: our country is no longer ruled by a Kim....

Tuesday 4th February, 2014
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The outside world may not perceive it; but North Koreans inside the capital know that the order has changed. A collation of our independent and recent correspondence with colleagues based in Pyongyang...

Sunday 2nd February, 2014
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Specific details regarding Jang Song-thaek’s ‘anti-Party and anti-revolutionary’ crime announced in closed meeting for Party Secretaries in Pyongyang....