Politics

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

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...

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Wednesday 25th December, 2013
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An understanding of North Korean politics from within and according to its internal structure rather than its external manifestations....

Monday 23rd December, 2013
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Public purge and execution of Jang Song-thaek at once exposes Kim Jong-un’s lack of powers, as well as the struggle of Kim Jong-il’s associates as they continue to maintain procedural control....

Friday 20th December, 2013
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Public purge and execution of Jang Song-thaek at once exposes Kim Jong-un’s lack of powers, as well as the struggle of Kim Jong-il’s associates as they continue to maintain control....

Monday 9th December, 2013
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Jang Song Taek was not charged with crimes against state until Dec 8....

Monday 9th December, 2013
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Here is NFI’s understanding of the reasons for the removal of Jang Song Taek, drawing on collective first-hand experience of working inside the regime and information provided to us by long-term cor...

Thursday 31st October, 2013
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The diplomatic agenda of the visit to North Korea by Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj...

Friday 18th October, 2013
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The fate of the "one child per family" policy?...

Monday 23rd September, 2013
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North Korean agents encountered the nine refugees, who were swiftly repatriated, during their operation to arrest a high-ranking official’s daughter...

Saturday 21st September, 2013
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North Korea: For Korean unification, the ‘division in the mind’ must first be removed...

Wednesday 11th September, 2013
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'The Red Flag’: a revolutionary song written by Kim Il Sung?...