North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Is Gen. Kim Kyok Sik the New Defense Minister? (updated)

South Korean government officials claim that Gen. Kim Kyok Sik has replaced VMar Kim Jong Gak as Minister of the People’s Armed Forces (i.e. north Korea’s defense minister).  In its … Continue reading

11/30/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK-Japan Intergovernmental Talks to Resume in Beijing during 5-6 December

DPRK and Japanese media reported on 27 November (Tuesday) that the DPRK-Japan intergovernmental meetings will resume in Beijing on 5 December (Wedesday) and continue until 6 December (Thursday).  According to … Continue reading

11/29/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK and Mongolia Complete Public Security Agreement

DPRK state media reported on 27 November (Tuesday) that Minister of People’s Security, Gen. Ri Myong Su, met with Mongolia’s Minister of Justice, Temuujin Khishigdemberel, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in … Continue reading

11/28/2012 · 1 Comment

National Meeting of Judges and Prosecutors Held

DPRK state media reported on 27 November (Tuesday) that “active” DPRK prosecutors and judges attended a commemorative photo session with “senior party, state and army officials.”  The prosecutors and judges gathered … Continue reading

11/27/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with People’s Security National Meeting

DPRK state media reported on 26 November (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo session with participants at a national meeting of social security and People’s … Continue reading

11/27/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK Ambassador to Kuwait Makes Farewell Visits

Outgoing DPRK Ambassador to Kuwait Ho Jong (who is also nonresident ambassador in Bahrain) paid farewell visits to Kuwait’s Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Kuwait’s Prime Minister Jaber Al-Mubarak … Continue reading

11/26/2012 · Leave a comment

People’s Security National Meeting Held

DPRK state media reported on 23 November (Friday) that a meeting of Ministry of People’s Security [MPS] branch chiefs we held at the 25 April House of Culture in Pyongyang. … Continue reading

11/26/2012 · 1 Comment

Meeting Held on Yo’np’yo’ng Island Shelling Anniversary

DPRK state media reported on 23 November (Friday) that a joint meeting was held at P’yo’nghwa Seaside Culture Farm in South Hwanghae Province on the occasion of when the “Korean … Continue reading

11/25/2012 · Leave a comment

Missile Accessories Shipped to Sohae

Asahi Shimbun reported on 21 November (Wednesday) that satellites caught sight of a shipment of missile parts traveling from Pyongyang factories  to the country’s Sohae Satellite Launching Station in Tongch’ang-dong, … Continue reading

11/25/2012 · Leave a comment

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