Kim Jong Un is the chairman of the Workers Party of Korea, the Supreme Leader of North Korea and one of the most controversial figures on the world stage.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been in power since 2011. Since then, he has conducted several high-profile meetings with world leaders, including the first-ever summit between a North Korean leader and a US president. This page is a collection of DW content on Kim Jong Un.
In the wake of stalled nuclear talks with the US, Kim is seeking diplomatic assistance from the Kremlin. Russia wants stability on its far-eastern border — but President Putin may have a bigger picture in mind.
This week we zoom in on North and South Korea. For more than 70 years, the Korean peninsula has been divided. Many hope the two countries will one day reunite. But there's still a long way to go — they are technically still at war. Also on the show: The latest on North Korea's food shortage and how aid organizations are trying to avert a looming humanitarian crisis.
The handshake between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-In in April last year at the Demilitarized Zone gave many hope the separation may one day come to an end. Fabian Kretschmer talked to South Koreans about a possible reunification with their northern neighbor.
Hopes were high when US President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam in February. But Trump and Kim failed to reach a deal on sanctions relief. Sanctions have taken a toll on the regime and its people. Eva Rammeloo was invited to join a press tour in North Korea where she was shown a shoe factory, just one area that North Korea says has been held back by sanctions.
Doan Thi Huong will complete her prison sentence in May for her role in the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean leader's half brother. Kim died after VX nerve agent was smeared on his face in a Malaysian airport.