North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Sweden Beats DPRK 1-0

The DPRK’s youthful women’s soccer squad remains winless in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, losing on Saturday [2 July] 1-0 to Sweden in Augsburg, Germany.  Despite DPRK goalkeeper Hong … Continue reading

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DPRK Commemorate CPC’s 90th

The DPRK commemorated the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Communist Party of China.  Kim Cho’ng-il sent a message of congratulations to PRC President Hu Jintao which, according to … Continue reading

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KJI Back from Vacation and Rocking Out with the Praetorian Guard

Kim Cho’ng-il has returned from an extended working vacation, attending a variety show given by KPA Unit 963.  KJI’s last reported public appearance was his attending a concert given by … Continue reading

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KJI Step-brother Under House Arrest?

According to an anonymous source, DPRK Ambassador to Poland and KJI’s step-brother Kim P’yo’ng-il (Pyong-il Kim) was placed under house arrest in May.  Kim regularly returns to his home country … Continue reading

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DPRK Ambassador Appointed Presidency of UN Conference on Disarmament

DPRK Ambassador So’ Se-p’yo’ng [So Se Pyong] was appointed to the rotating presidency of UN Conference on Disarmament during its regular plenary meeting on 28 June [Tuesday].  So’ concurrently serves … Continue reading

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No KJI-Medvedev Meeting

A rumored meeting between Kim Cho’ng-il and Russian Federation President Dmitry Antolyevich Medvedev has apparently been canceled.   KJI had been expected to travel to the RF’s Far East Wednesday or … Continue reading

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Associated Press to Open Pyongyang Bureau

KCNA President Kim P’yo’ng-ho (Kim Pyong Ho) arrived back in the DPRK on 1 July [Friday] after leading a DPRK press delegation on a trip to the United States, where … Continue reading

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