North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Il Funeral Committee (as of 19 December 2011)

12/21/2011 · 5 Comments

Kim Jong Un Attends KJI’s Wake

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Kim Jong Il’s casket bier (i.e. attended the wake) on Tuesday, 20 December, along with his aunt, Kim Kyong Hui (Kim Kyo’ng-hu’i), her husband … Continue reading

12/20/2011 · 4 Comments

Kim Jong Il Has Passed Away

DPRK media announced that a special news bulletin would air on North Korean radio and television at 12 pm (Korea Standard Time) on 19 December (Monday).  According to the media … Continue reading

12/19/2011 · 6 Comments

Where Are You Tonight?

As 2011 draws to a close, several media reports have come out about DPRK citizens who are unaccounted for or difficult to locate.  On or around 20 November, eight (8) … Continue reading

12/18/2011 · Leave a comment

A Tour of the Central Party Offices

This will be the first installment of a three (or four) part series of postings on the geography in and around Pyongyang’s so-called Forbidden City.  The first iteration will focus … Continue reading

12/18/2011 · Leave a comment

DPRK, Russia Complete Agreement in aerial SAR

Following up on policy initiatives from Kim Jong Il’s August 2011 trip to the Russian Far East, a delegation of Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency [Rosaviatsia] visited Pyongyang during 12 … Continue reading

12/18/2011 · Leave a comment

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