I recently participated to the session entitled “Dynamic International Relations on Korean Peninsula” of the Korean Global Forum for Peace. The record of this event is available here.
North Korean authorities recently established in July 2020 a new Central Committee agency called the “Organization Administrative Department” that will handle surveillance and “party control” over the country’s legal, security and police agencies. One of its key missions will be the control over the borders of North Korea.
Its director wll be Kim Jae Ryong, who also acted as former Prime Minister of North Korea. He was replaced by Kim Tok Hun.
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Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on the occasion of the death of Kim Il Sung (8 July 1994).
I was recently interviewed by Radio Free Asia. We discussed about the succession of Kim Jong Un. The document is available here.