Reports

News and analysis on events unfolding in North Korea.

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...

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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....

Tuesday 16th September, 2014
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North Korea’s Central Party Committee has recently ordered the lifting of restrictions on weekend driving in Pyongyang and the country’s provinces....

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....

Sunday 17th August, 2014
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The purge of Jang Song-thaek has - for now - brought calm in North Korea’s corridors of power....

Saturday 16th August, 2014
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In a world first, elite North Korean exiles to speak from intimate first-hand operational experience, on the inner workings of DPRK....

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....

Tuesday 5th August, 2014
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Orders for stricter reinforcement of military discipline and rank distinctions issued in the name of Supreme Commander Kim Jong-un...

Monday 28th July, 2014
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"Whether the children (North Korean state agents) trade with China or not, the business of adults (illegal traders) carries on."...

Tuesday 22nd July, 2014
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A State of Non-Legitimacy: Un-Framing North Korean Elite Exiles’ Voices in Knowledge Production...

Thursday 10th July, 2014
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Distributions of cell-phones made as part of efforts to aid surveillance agents in preventing North Koreans escaping the country....