North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Choe Ryong Hae Inspects Pyongyang Folk Park

DPRK state media reported on 15 May (Tuesday) that VMar Choe Ryong Hae, director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department (bureau) [GPD] and member of the KWP … Continue reading

05/16/2012 · 1 Comment

DPRK Diplomats in EU Present Credentials

ONASA reported on 15 May (Tuesday) that Bakir Izetbegovic, President of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Chairman of the Presidency), met with and accepted a letter of credence from Kim Son Gyong (Kim … Continue reading

05/16/2012 · Leave a comment

Choe Yong Rim Visits Iron and Steel Complex, Attends Trade Fair

DPRK state media reported on Wednesday (16 May) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim inspected the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex on Tuesday (15 May).  KCNA reports: The workers … Continue reading

05/16/2012 · Leave a comment

KPA Delegation Meets Lao President and Returns Home

DPRK and Lao state media reported on 11 May (Friday) that a Korean People’s Army [KPA] delegation headed by VMar Ri Yong Ho, chief of the KPA General Staff, met … Continue reading

05/11/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un’s Other Grandfather

      Questions about Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) maternal family lineage have once again floated to the surface.  Since his December 2011 accession, official documentary films and essays … Continue reading

05/11/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Factory

DPRK state media reported that Premier Choe Yong Rim and a group from the DPRK Cabinet visited the Ryangchaek Bearing Factory in North P’yo’ngan Province on Thursday (10 May).  KCNA … Continue reading

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KPA Delegation Meets Lao Prime Minister

DPRK and Lao state media reported on 10 May (Thursday) that a Korean People’s Army [KPA] delegation led by VMar Ri Yong Ho (Ri Yo’ng-ho), Chief of the KPA General … Continue reading

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Kim Jong Un Visits Mangyongdae Amusement Park as Land Management Conference Held

DPRK state media reported on 9 May (Wednesday) that Kim  Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Mangyo’ngdae Fun Fair (amusement park).  The amusement park has occasionally been featured in tourist photographs. … Continue reading

05/09/2012 · 2 Comments

Russian Ambassador Commemorates End of Great Patriotic War

DPRK state media reported on 9 May (Wednesday) that newly appointed Russian Federation Ambassador to DPRK Alexandr Timonin, joined by other Pyongyang-based diplomats and Russians residing in the DPRK, visited … Continue reading

05/09/2012 · Leave a comment

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