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Succeeding Kim Jong Un: Will Kim Ju Ae Be the Next Leader?
Succeeding Kim Jong Un: Will Kim Ju Ae Be the Next Leader?
August 21, 2023 | Seong-Chang Cheong
It has been reported that Kim Ju Ae, who had been speculated to be the heir by North Korea watchers apparent following her appearance at the military banquet marking the 75th founding anniversary of the Korean People’s Army, was not present at the latest celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Korean armistice. Cheong Seong-Chang, a Director of Reunification Strategy Studies at the Sejong Institute, claims that the DPRK media’s active promotion of Kim Ju Ae since 2022 indicates that she has been nominated as the successor to Kim Jong Un. Considering that Kim Jong Un himself was reportedly announced as the successor when he was eight years old, Cheong argues that Kim Jong Un is exposing Kim Ju Ae at an early age to establish a support base and prepare stable power transfer, should Kim Jong Un unexpectedly perish.
NK Update for July 2023
NK Update for July 2023
August 14, 2023 | Minah Kang
This month’s NK Update covers North Korea’s test firing of the newest Hwasong-18 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which broke its record for with the longest flight duration. Additionally, the report explores the Russian and PRC delegations’ visit to North Korea in light of the 70th anniversary of the 1953 Korean armistice.


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