Poll confirms that many North Koreans depend on the markets than on the public distribution system (PDS).
Although North Koreans are often depicted as an oppressed yet obedient people, recent survey data tells a different story.
A opinion poll of North Koreans revealed a clear sense of discontent about what the government provides its citizens.
Last week, Kim Jong-un celebrated the 68th anniversary of the North Korean state with a nuclear test designed to strike fear in the hearts of North Korea’s adversaries.
The fifth test is significant because it reaffirms an undeniable sea change in how we should read North Korean intentions.
North Korean nuclear and missile capabilities are developing faster than world leaders and experts have anticipated.
Yesterday’s nuclear test, the fifth by North Korea since 2006 suggests that North Korea can arm a missile with a nuclear warhead. And that may portend a significant change in how the United States thinks about dealing with North Korea.
Kim Jong-un’s regime has been systematically sanctioned since early this calendar year. Recent measures build on years of international sanctions on North Korea.
The U.S. Department of State’s “Report on Serious Human Rights Abuses or Censorship in North Korea” submitted to the U.S. Congress today, July 6, 2016 in accordance with North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-112) lists North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as responsible for human rights abuses.
Since Kim Jong-un’s official accession to power in 2012, Yo-Jong has worked in his Personal Secretariat where she helped managed his itineraries, events, and on-site visits. It is believed that she continues to function in this role today, even after she had acquired other prominent positions over the past year.