North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Platform Order

The good people at Northeast Asia Matters: The Korean Peninsula have published a translation of Hanguk Ilbo‘s story on the MOU’s report on the platform seating order during the July … Continue reading

10/15/2009 · Leave a comment

The Harden they come

Despite the missile tests on Monday (the second round could come at any point in the next five days) and the usual editorial bellyaching in the pages of Rodong Sinmun … Continue reading

10/15/2009 · 2 Comments

KJI: Live and in Person

The English site for DailyNK features a summary of a series of blogposts written by Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV reporter Rose Luqiu Luwei, who accompanied Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on … Continue reading

10/14/2009 · Leave a comment

Family Business: an Update

I have added all remaining information to the Kim Family page.  I may expand the scope to selected cousins and in-laws, but this should edify for the time being.

10/14/2009 · 1 Comment

Will you still need me, will you still feed me when I’m Sixty-Four?

The Korean Workers’ Party is officially sixty-four years old.  Perhaps the 12 October missile tests were a commemoration not only of the KWP, but its steadfast support for songun chongch’i.  … Continue reading

10/13/2009 · 1 Comment

The unofficial official spokesman for the DPRK

The editors at Asia Times are not afraid of ideas.  They circulate some truly brilliant essays on global security and international commerce, as well the fringey, unrealistic ramblings of ex-60’s … Continue reading

10/13/2009 · 1 Comment

Turn this house into a home

NK Leadership Watch will refrain from posting about the DPRK’s economic activities, but the country operates under command ‘n’ control so, occasionally, its economy relates to the leadership or internal … Continue reading

10/12/2009 · 1 Comment

Monday Missile Launch

En coda According to Yonhap News Agency, more North Korean missile tests may be on the way, this time on the country’s west coast.  The South Korean government, meanwhile, is … Continue reading

10/12/2009 · Leave a comment

On the road again

En coda Naenara posted the KCNA account of Kim Jong-il’s guidance tour to the Migok Cooperative Farm on the outskirts of the city of Sariwon.  It included the model family … Continue reading

10/11/2009 · 2 Comments

Article Archives

October 2009