Kang San Ho was recently appointed as the new Director of the Department of European Affairs of the North Korean MOFA. The former director of the Department of European Affairs was Im Chon Il. Im Chon Il was recently promoted to the position position of Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Jo Song Gil, the top North Korean diplomat (the de facto North Korean ambassador to Italy) in Italy probably defected in November 2018.
Kim Sung Nam is the leading Kim family advisor on Chinese issues. Kim Sung Nam’s profile is available there
On the 24 December 2018, That would be the 101st anniversary of Kim’s grandmother. Her profile is available there
My article entitled “The community of North Korean elites and defectors in Eastern European Countries” was recently published in the Research Journal “Gdańskie Studia Azji Wschodniej”, feel free to use and criticize it. Download it here.
I’m pleased to announce the launch of a new publication dedicated to Senior Defectors in South Korea. Additional details are available there.
I’m delighted to announce that my latest analytical report related to the prospects of development of the Polish economy was published. The document can be downloaded here.
The Trump administration announced new sanctions toward NK individuals.