North Korean Leadership and Economy of North Korea

Research and Analysis on the North Korean Leadership and the Economy of North Korea

North Korean defection: the story of Hong Won-myong

Hong Won-myong, the son of North Korean diplomat Hong Sun-gyong, is shown following his release from the North Korean embassy, at a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Bangkok … Continue reading

26 July 2016 · Leave a comment

A North Korean ambassador in touch with the press

North Korean Ambassador to Indonesia An Kwang Il conveys his government’s positions on several issues, including nuclear armament, during a visit to The Jakarta Post in Jakarta on Tuesday.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

23 July 2016 · Leave a comment

North Korean diplomat runs away from Russia to Belarus

On July 1, the North Korean official (third secretary of the North Korean embassy in Moscow whose name is Kim Chol-sung- a potential translation of Ким Чхор Сен) left his office. … Continue reading

22 July 2016 · Leave a comment

Germany has rejected North Korea’s top envoy nominee to Berlin

Germany has rejected North Korea’s top envoy nominee to Berlin.

16 July 2016 · Leave a comment

Birth of my daughter

Due to the birth of my daughter Elena, nicolaslevi.wordpress.com will be updated but to a lower extent within the next weeks.

16 July 2016 · Leave a comment

Comment for 20minutes

My comments regarding the latest sanctions toward North Korea, for the daily newspaper 20minutes. The article is available there

9 July 2016 · Leave a comment

Changes in political organisations in North Korea

The SPA formally appointed 12 officials, including Kim Jong Un, to the newly-created State Affairs Commission, which supplanted the National Defense Commission.

2 July 2016 · Leave a comment

Report of Kim Jong-un to the Seventh Congress of the WPK

On the 20th June 2016, North Korean media `(and the association of study of the Songun politics) provided the the full report associated to the 7th Congress of the WPK … Continue reading

26 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Thinkings about North Korean workers in Poland

Being asked my many international broadcasting channels about North Korean workers (I published already in 2010 an article entitled  North Koreans suffer around the world for the South Korean website … Continue reading

22 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Panelist at a Conference on North Korean issues

I’m pleased to announce that I will a panelist at an event entitled „(‘A prison with no fence: Exploitation and human rights abuses faced by North Korean workers in Poland‘)”. The … Continue reading

22 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits National Defence University

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, provided field … Continue reading

14 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Interview for the website interia.pl

I was yesterday interviewed for the famous polish website interia.pl. The interview is available there.

10 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Pictures as a lecturer

Research in important, but I consider that giving lectures is a marvellous tool for self-development.

5 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Do North Koreans Suffer in Poland (analysis and pictures)?

Even under U.N. sanctions, North Korea has a good number of sources of hard currency- one of them being exporting contract workers to various countries for wages which are then … Continue reading

31 May 2016 · Leave a comment

Articles uploaded

I recently uploaded articles related to the North Korean leadership(Reproduction of elites in North Korea). Meanwhile, you may find also an article related to the Chinese Minority in Paris, Changes … Continue reading

26 May 2016 · Leave a comment

Kang Sok Ju (1939-2016), a former deputy prime minister, passed away

Kang Sok Ju, a former deputy prime minister of North Korea (his biogram is available there) passe away on the 20th of May 2016. He was a diplomat in Paris for … Continue reading

22 May 2016 · Leave a comment

Fourth Day of the WPK Congress: Kim Jong-un becomes the Party Chairman

North Korea’s ruling-party congress on Monday announced a new title for Kim Jong Un — party chairman. Kim Jong-un had already been head of the party, but with the title of … Continue reading

9 May 2016 · Leave a comment

Third Day of the WPK Congress

A decision “On the review of the work of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea” was adopted at the third-day meeting of the Seventh Congress of the … Continue reading

9 May 2016 · Leave a comment

Second Day of the WPK Congress

Accordingt to the North Korean Workers’ Journal, Rodong Sinmun,  “The second-day sitting of the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) took place on Saturday”. Basically no important … Continue reading

9 May 2016 · Leave a comment

Quotes in French media related to the 7th Congress of the WPK

In connection with the Congress of the WPK which started on the 6th of Maysome of my statements were quoted in French media, among others such as in Liberation (one of the … Continue reading

6 May 2016 · Leave a comment

First day: Seventh Congress of WPK Opens

According to KCNA, the North Korean News Agency, “The Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) opened here with splendor Friday. Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the WPK, was … Continue reading

6 May 2016 · Leave a comment

Qu’attendre du congrès du PTC?

A partir du 6 mai 2016 débutera le 7ème congrès du PTC (Parti du Travail Coréen). Que pouvons-nous en attendre ? Quels en sont les objectifs ? Pourquoi va-t-il se dérouler ?Que peut espérer … Continue reading

3 May 2016 · Leave a comment

Thoughts about the 7th Congress of the WPK

Since its establishment in 1948, North Korea has been effectively controlled by the Workers’ Party of Korea. Starting from the 6th May, the WPK will hold its seventh congress. The WPK … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · Leave a comment

The WPK Party Congress will open on the 6th May

On the 26th April, , the Workers’ Party of Korea Political Bureau publicized its decision on opening the 7th Party Congress on the 6th May 2016. On 30 October 2015, the Political … Continue reading

27 April 2016 · Leave a comment

North Phyongan, North Hamgyong Provincial, Nampho City Conferences of WPK Take Place

The North Phyongan, North Hamgyong Provincial and Nampho City Conferences of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) took place on the spot.

25 April 2016 · Leave a comment

N. Korea FM offers to halt nuclear tests if U.S. suspends military exercises with S. Korea

According to the Yonhap News Agency, North Korea is ready to halt nuclear tests if the United States suspends military exercises with South Korea, Pyongyang’s Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong (who … Continue reading

25 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Rationalist Theory of International Relations: The Case of Relations between North Korea and Poland after 1989

I’ve uploaded the paper “Rationalist Theory of International Relations: The Case of Relations between North Korea and Poland after 1989”.

15 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Correlations Between the Contemporary Ideology of the North Korean and Chosen Confucianism Values

I’ve uploaded the paper “Correlations Between the Contemporary Ideology of the North Korean and Chosen Confucianism Values”. You may download it from here or there.

11 April 2016 · Leave a comment

North Korean Party Organizations and Officials “Create” New Spirit Representing Mallima Era (Horse Era)

The ongoing 70-day campaign of loyalty towards the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) demands party organizations and officials intensify political and ideological work in an offensive … Continue reading

6 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Tonghungsan Machine Plant under Ryongsong Machine Complex

Rodong Sinmun informed on the 2nd April that Kim Jong Un Visits Tonghungsan Machine Plant under Ryongsong Machine Complex. Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first … Continue reading

3 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Guides Test of New-type AA Guided Weapon System

Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, guided … Continue reading

2 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Sinhung Machine Plant

According to Yonhap News “North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has not been seen inspecting military units for the past week and instead has been making field guidance tours of non-military … Continue reading

1 April 2016 · Leave a comment

9th Plenary Meeting of 13th SPA Presidium Held

The 9th plenary meeting of the 13th Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) of the DPRK took place at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Wednesday.

1 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un and his family visit Mirae Shop and Health Complex

During an inspection of a mall in Pyongyang on Monday, Kim was accompanied by Jon Il-chun, the director of Room 39 of the Workers Party, which handles his private coffers.These … Continue reading

29 March 2016 · Leave a comment

KPA Long-range Artillery Force Sends Ultimatum to Park Geun Hye Group

According to the KCNA, “The recent simultaneous firings conducted by the long-range artillery force of the Korean People’s Army, rocking the earth and sky, turned the imaginary enemy bases of … Continue reading

27 March 2016 · Leave a comment

North Korean quote of the day

In North Korea The order on the name list can be regarded as showing protocol formalities to treat important persons, but not necessarily, as the rank in the power hierarchy. … Continue reading

23 March 2016 · Leave a comment

New sanctions against North Korea

As I said in the past, I even consider that also instead of sanctioning North Korean entities, I think that it may be important to also sanction entities which are cooperating … Continue reading

16 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Guides Ballistic Rocket’s Reentry Environmental Simulation

According to the KCNA, Defence scientists and technicians of the DPRK succeeded in the development and local production of heat-resisting materials for rocket with their own efforts and technology after … Continue reading

16 March 2016 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju Makes Field Survey of Ryongnam Dockyard

DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (a future demoted North Korean elite) made field survey of the Ryongnam Dockyard associated with the leadership feats of the peerlessly great persons of Mt. … Continue reading

14 March 2016 · Leave a comment
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