North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Pyong Il Back in Warsaw

DPRK Ambassador to Poland and Kim Jong Il’s step-brother, Kim Pyong Il (Kim P’yo’ng-il) is back at his posting in Warsaw.  In July, there were rumors that he was under … Continue reading

10/31/2011 · 1 Comment

KPA Political Delegation Visits Vietnam

A delegation of KPA political officers, part of the KPA General Political Department (also known as the General Political Bureau) visited Vietnam during 26 to 28 October.  The delegation departed … Continue reading

10/30/2011 · Leave a comment

KJI Meets with Le Keqiang

Taking time from a recent spate of KPA field inspections and on-the-spot guidance visits, Kim Jong Il met with Chinese Vice Premier Le Keqiang and a delegation of senior PRC … Continue reading

10/27/2011 · Leave a comment

Internal Security Service Receives Titles

A Korean People’s Internal Security Forces [KPISF] unit whose key mission are construction projects was given the Order of Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng).  KCNA reported that a 19 October … Continue reading

10/25/2011 · 1 Comment

Ponghwa Clinic Expanded During 2009-2010

Kyodo reports that medical personnel from the DPRK completed training courses at a Singapore hospital in 2010.  Via Chosun Ilbo: The teams “consisted mostly of women who looked about 30 … Continue reading

10/12/2011 · Leave a comment

KWP’s 66th Birthday

The Korean Workers’ Party turned 66 on 10 October (Monday).  A delegation of senior party, army and government leaders visited the Kumsusan Memorial Hall, to pay their respects to Kim … Continue reading

10/10/2011 · Leave a comment

Leaflets Floated on KWP Anniversary, Despite KPA Warning

Defectors from the DPRK and other ROK-based activists floated 200,000 leaflets on Monday, 10 October, on the anniversary of the foundation of the Korean Workers’ Party.  The activists scattering the … Continue reading

10/10/2011 · 1 Comment

Ryugyong Hotel to Partially Open by April 2012

25 years after ground was broken, part of the Ryugyong Hotel is scheduled to open by April 2012 when the DPRK commemorates the 100th anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s birth. … Continue reading

10/06/2011 · 3 Comments

KJI Grandson Almost Grown

“Yeah ‘n’ I’m doin’ alright in school”–Chuck Berry A Bosnian newspaper reported that an individual named Kim Han Sol (Kim Han-so’l) has enrolled at the local campus of the United … Continue reading

10/03/2011 · 1 Comment

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