North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

No Interviews of DPRK Women’s World Cup Team [UPDATED 28 June]

UPDATE [28 June] The US defeated the DPRK teenagers 2-0, despite Hong Myo’ng-hu’i’s best efforts.  The DPRK will face Sweden on Saturday [2 July] around 8:00 am [EST].  The AP … Continue reading

06/27/2011 · Leave a comment

“The Rainy Season Has Come”

Typhoon-5  Meari hit the Korean Peninsula on Sunday [26 June].  The storm was expected in Sinu’iju, North P’yo’ngan Province, on Monday [27 June] before hitting China’s east coast.  Xinhua reports: … Continue reading

06/27/2011 · Leave a comment

Koreas Continue IW on Anniversary of War Outbreak

On the 61st anniversary (25 June 1950) of the initiation of hostilities between the two Koreas, groups in the DPRK and ROK continued an ongoing information war.  The DPRK’s Committee … Continue reading

06/26/2011 · Leave a comment

Rumored KJI-Medvedev Meeting

A news agency in Russia’s Far East says that Kim Cho’ng-il may meet with Russian Federation President Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, when the latter visits Siberia during late June and early … Continue reading

06/26/2011 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Continues Visits to Economic Sites

DPRK Premier Choe Yo’ng-rim (Choe Yong Rim) has visited and conducted meetings at several economic sites.  KCNA reports: He looked round the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex, the Pyongyang Textile … Continue reading

06/26/2011 · Leave a comment

Busy Days in Internal Security

These are interesting times for the country’s internal security apparatus.  Enforcement initiatives and tightening of social and population controls finds the Military Security Command riding shotgun, while the Ministry of … Continue reading

06/26/2011 · Leave a comment

47th Anniversary of KJI’s Work at the KWP

A variety of events were held in the country to commemorate the 47th anniversary of Kim Cho’ng-il beginning work at the Party Central Committee (CC KWP).  Kim Cho’ng-il officially began … Continue reading

06/26/2011 · Leave a comment

DPRK To Face US at Women’s World Cup on 28 June

The DPRK will face the US in Group C matches at FIFA Women’s World Cup in Dresden, Germany on 28 June [Tuesday].  The match will be broadcast on ESPN at … Continue reading

06/23/2011 · 1 Comment

KCNA Chief Traveling to US

A delegation of the Korean Central News Agency [KCNA], led by its president Kim P’yo’ng-ho [Kim Pyong Ho] is traveling to the United States, to meet with officials of the … Continue reading


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