Accession Number : ADA586089


Title :   North Korean Leadership Dynamics and Decision-making under Kim Jong-un: A First Year Assessment


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : CNA ANALYSIS AND SOLUTIONS ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Gause, Ken E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a586089.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 169


Abstract : It has been a year and a half since Kim Jong-il died and his third son, Kim Jong-un, assumed the reins of power in North Korea. Early in this process, Kim Jong-un received the titles of Supreme Leader and Supreme Commander of the armed forces. In April 2012, at the Fourth Party Conference and the follow-on Supreme People s Assembly, he received the additional titles of power: First Secretary of the Korean Workers Party, Chairman of the Korean Workers Party s (KWP s) Central Military Commission, and First Chairman of the National Defense Commission. But even with these trappings of power, questions remain regarding Kim s ability to run the regime and the workings of the decision-making process inside the North Korean leadership.


Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP , DECISION MAKING , NORTH KOREA , POWER


Subject Categories : Administration and Management


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE