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  • Kim Jong-un in talks to bolster North Korea's nuclear capabilities

    Leader vows to increase war deterrence at a military meeting amid stalled denuclearisation talks with the US

    The Telegraph
  • Kim Jong Un's Strategic Nuclear Tactics are Designed to Test Trump

    Antonio Fiori Security, Americas What remains to be seen is to what extent Kim will remain faithful to his New Year’s Eve speech, in which he threatened to unveil a “new strategic weapon” and return to test long-range missiles. Now that Kim Jong-un has swindled all those who believed (or merely hoped) in his death by reappearing after twenty days of complete absence from the scenes, the question revolves around what his next moves will be, also given the approach of U.S. presidential...

    The National Interest
  • North Korea's Kim Jong-un holds talks on increasing 'nuclear war deterrence'

    Leader makes first appearance in several weeks to talk about ‘considerably increasing the firepower’ of the military, state media reports North Korea discussed new policies for increasing its “nuclear war deterrence” during a military meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-un, state news agency KCNA reported on Sunday. KCNA did not specify what the nuclear deterrence entailed, but said that “crucial measures” were taken at the meeting “for considerably increasing the firepower strike ability...

    the Guardian
  • Kim Jong Un vows to further bolster nuclear war deterrence, North Korean state media reports

    The meeting of the ruling Workers' Party's powerful Central Military Commission marked Kim's first public appearance in three weeks.

    CNBC
  • If Kim Jong-un Did Die, Kim Yo-jong Become a 'Symbolic Figurehead'

    Inyeop Lee Security, Asia If Kim Jong-un (KJU) died suddenly, the most probable scenario might be the emergence of a collective leadership with KJU’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, as a symbolic figurehead supported by party elites like Choe Ryong-hae. Editor's Note: This is part of a symposium asking what happens if Kim Jong-un died. To read the other parts of the series click here. If Kim Jong-un (KJU) died suddenly, the most probable scenario might be the emergence of a collective leadership with...

    The National Interest
  • Kim Yo-jong Could Take Over North Korea If Kim Jong-un Died (But There's a Catch)

    Yangmo Ku Politics, Asia What happens when Kim Jong-un's son comes of age? Editor's Note: This is part of a symposium asking what happens if Kim Jong-un died. To read the other parts of the series click here. The high tide of speculation over Kim Jong-un’s health, briefly rumored to be in critical condition, ebbed following his reappearance in public on May 1, 2020. The event reconfirmed not only the extremely clandestine nature of the North Korean regime but also the difficulty of...

    The National Interest
  • Kim Jong-un Resurfaces for Meeting on 'Nuclear War Deterrence'

    North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un resurfaced once again this weekend to chair a meeting on the country's nuclear weapons program, state media announced on Sunday.

    Breitbart