North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Sometimes, the silence can be like thunder

US President Barack Obama’s “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” is officially over, and aside from US Special Envoy Stephen Bosworth’s arrival in the DPRK around 8 December, an auspicious date … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation

The final reports from the East have yet to be prepared on the Obama-Lee summit in Seoul.  But the Western media offers some interesting write-ups of the US-ROK meetings.  The … Continue reading

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Nostalgia Files

The Academy Of Korean Studies has released 1,062 photos of North Korean social and political life from (ca.) 1945-1949 (also see DailyNK here).  This is quite the research score for … Continue reading

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“Grand Bargain” Endorsed by Obama: LMB; The Bozz to Pyongyang 8 December

This is a breaking development, but ROK President Lee Myung-bak has said US President Barack Obama has signed onto the “grand bargain.”  It remains to be seen whether this is … Continue reading

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