North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK To Commemorate End of Korean War

DPRK state media reported on 23 July (Monday) that it will commemorate the end of the Fatherland Liberation (Korean) War with “grand celebrations” on 27 July (Friday).  It is not … Continue reading

07/23/2012 · Leave a comment

KJU Named KPA Marshal, Hyon Yong Chol Named Chief of General Staff

Three days after the dismissal of VMar Ri Yong Ho as Chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff, Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) was named KPA Marshal.  While … Continue reading

07/22/2012 · 1 Comment

Hyon Yong Chol Promoted to Vice Marshal

DPRK state media reported on 16 July (Monday) that former commander of the VIII Army Corps, Gen. Hyon Yong Chol (Hyo’n Yo’ng-ch’o’l) was promoted to the rank of Vice Marshal … Continue reading

07/17/2012 · 2 Comments

KPA Chief of Staff “Relieved” of Position

DPRK state media reported on 16 July (Monday) that VMar Ri Yong Ho (Ri Yo’ng-ho; Yi Yong-ho), chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff was “relieved from all … Continue reading

07/16/2012 · 5 Comments

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo Op with KPISF and Visits a Kindergarten

DPRK state media reported on 13 July (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo session with construction workers from the Korean People’s Internal Security Forces [KPISF] … Continue reading

07/15/2012 · Leave a comment

My King is My Husband

As rumors circulated in various media this week about the identity of Kim Jong Un’s wife, Daily NK released the entire version of Mother of Great Military-First Korea on 12 July (Thursday). … Continue reading

07/15/2012 · 1 Comment

Pak Ui Chun Attends ARF

DPRK Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun (Pak U’i-ch’un) arrived in Phnom Pehnh on Wednesday (11 July) for ASEAN’s Regional Forum [ARF].  On Thursday (12 July), Pak delivered the DPRK’s official … Continue reading

07/14/2012 · Leave a comment

Youth League Conference Held

The Kim Il Sung Youth League [KISYL] held a national conference on at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on 12 July (Thursday).  The conference gathered participants elected from … Continue reading

07/14/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Taedonggang Brewery and Korea Film Studios

DPRK state media reported on 12 July (Thursday) that DPRK Premier Choe Yong Rim visited Korea Film Studios and Taedonggang Brewery. According to KCNA, “Choe went to Korea Film Studio … Continue reading

07/14/2012 · Leave a comment

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