January 02, 2015

Kim Jong-un's sister marries: Does North Korea have a new power couple? (+video)

By Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

Source: Christian Science Monitor

Journalist(s) Anna Mulrine

The news that the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has married the son of one of the country’s most powerful officials has caught the attention of US intelligence analysts anxious for a glimpse into the inner workings of the secretive nation.

It is a pairing that could represent North Korea’s next big power couple.

It’s a matter of ruling Workers’ Party law that the bloodline of North Korea’s first leader, Kim Il-sung, are the only ones who can legitimately lead the country.

Read the full article at Christian Science Monitor.

  • Dr. Patrick M. Cronin

    Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the Senior ...