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North Korean defence policy by Kim Jong-Un: A brief approach

Kim Jong-un's new security policy

February 2023

About North Korea, its politics, governance, society and other particularities, much has been written over and over again, helping to build a mysticism around one of the world's most isolated yet popular nations. But this position of popularity is not exclusively the result of its refusal to be open and the resulting curiosity of the international community about the unknown, but has a clear explanation: its security and defence policy.

Since its establishment as an independent state in 1945 by its first leader Kim Il-Sung (김일성), during the inter-Korean conflict, the People's Republic of Korea has been a state born out of the conflict and confronted by the great military power of the time, the United States, making this fact highly relevant to its military and defence policy, as well as its ideology.

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