This article assesses how the Kim regime has survived by relying on political warfare as a tool to control its people and influence its neighbors. It further contends that the Republic of Korea, the United States, Japan, as well as other countries with interests adverse to, or threatened by, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) should adopt strategies centering on political warfare and, specifically, countering North Korea’s political warfare. Understanding the methods and reasoning of the North Korean example, will be a basis for future countermeasures and a means to understand the weakness of this system. Other adversaries in the world recognize the success of the North Korean regime and hope to emulate its success. This in turn is a new source of danger and a threat to the way of life for the free world.