Saturday, April 25, 2020

Think Tank Finds Whereabouts of Kim Jong Un?

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is apparently in ill health and hasn't be seen in public in weeks.  A Washington, DC-based think tank, however, may have found some evidence of his location.  Here is more from Reuters:

A special train possibly belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was spotted this week at a resort town in the country, according to satellite images reviewed by a Washington-based North Korea monitoring project, amid conflicting reports about Kim’s health and whereabouts.
The monitoring project, 38 North, said in its report on Saturday that the train was parked at the “leadership station” in Wonsan on April 21 and April 23. The station is reserved for the use of the Kim family, it said.
Though the group said it was probably Kim Jong Un’s train, Reuters has not been able to confirm that independently, or whether he was in Wonsan.

Here are more details from 38 North, which is now housed within the Stimson Center and managed by former US State Department official Joel Wit and managing editor Jenny Town.  Those two co-founded 38 North in 2010 at Johns Hopkins, where is was originally housed.