Kim Jong-un has now made a handful of public appearances since ending his 40+ days out of the public eye, and it appears clear that the young leader’s health was a major cause of his absence. This came as no surprise to analyst Nick Miller.
A recent reshuffle inside the depths of the Kim regime saw Choe Ryong-hae tumble in the rankings, and Hwang Pyong-so rise further to take his place. As ever, debate is fierce as to why this was. Nick Miller looks back over the evidence now that Choe is back in the public domain.
The purge of Jang Sung-taek has provided the world with a fresh layer of Korean peninsula intrigue, and yet more questions about the nature of Kimist dominance in the era of Jong-un. As the Twittersphere flutters, Nick Miller weighs in. Additional content from Christopher Green.
Nick Miller, whose interests, like those of the DPRK itself, span the borderlands and beyond, looks at DPRK-Laos relations and the case of nine young defectors sent back from whence they came.
Nick Miller reviews an intriguing Global Times report from mid-March, one that looks a lot like a public shot across North Korea’s drug-producing bow.
Nick Miller provides some historical context to the announcement that North Korea has scrapped the armistice agreement, in addition to examining China’s response to the recent threats of provocation coming from Pyongyang.
She has returned, clad in black, yet her future at the heart of the Kim regime remains an open question. Analyst Nick Miller examines what it would mean for North Korea if Kim Kyong-hui were to disappear.
Nick Miller interprets Chinese investment into Rason, the port in extreme northeast Korea, into Beijing’s financial and strategic perspective. Intro by Roger Cavazos.
Nick Miller, SinoNK analyst interning at the Korean Economic Institute, breaks down a presentation by Ken Gause. Includes link to the full text of the epic working paper.