North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Watches Men’s Premier Football (Soccer)

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) watched the final round of men’s premier football (soccer) between the 25 April Team (of the Korean People’s Army [KPA]) and the Sonbong Team (of … Continue reading


Minister of People’s Security Meets with Mongolian President

Minister of People’s Security Gen. Choe Pu Il met with Mongolia’s President Taskhigiin Elbegdorj in Ulan Bator (Ulaanbaatar) on 28 August (Wednesday).  According to the Mongolian President’s Office, Elbegdorj “expressed … Continue reading

08/28/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Documentary Film Shows Kim Jong Il Inspecting Nodong, KN-08 Missiles

To mark the 53rd anniversary of Military-First (So’ngun) Revolutionary Leadership, DPRK state media aired another installment of the documentary film series General Kim Jong Il’s Matchless Patriotic  Defense of the Country. … Continue reading

08/28/2013 · 4 Comments

PRC Nuclear Envoy Wu Dawei meets with Kim Kye Gwan

DPRK 1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan met China’s special envoy on Korean Peninsula Affairs Wu Dawei on 27 August (Tuesday).  According to KCNA Kim and Wu … Continue reading

08/27/2013 · 1 Comment

Minister of People’s Security Departs for Mongolia

DPRK state media reported that Minister of People’s Security, Gen. Choe Pu Il, departed the country on 27 August (Tuesday) to visit Mongolia.  This was Gen. Choe’s first trip to … Continue reading

08/27/2013 · Leave a comment

Expanded Meeting of the Party Central Military Commission Held

DPRK state media reported on 25 August (Sunday) that an expanded meeting of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Military Commission [CMC] was held.  The meeting’s venue and date was … Continue reading

08/27/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Women Boxers Finalists at 3rd Taiwan Invitational Tournament

Four DPRK women boxers were finalists at the 3rd Taipei City Cup International Boxing Tournament held from 15 to 18 August in Taiwan.  Ri Hyang Mi, who has been boxing … Continue reading

08/25/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Commands Maneuvers of KPA Warship and Publishes Lecture On So’ngun Revolution

DPRK state media reported on 24 August (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) commanded the maneuvers of a recently commissioned Korean People’s Army [KPA] warship.  He was accompanied by … Continue reading


National Meeting Marks 53rd Anniversary of So’ngun Leadership

A national meeting was held at the 25 April House of Culture in Pyongyang on 24 August (Saturday) to mark the 53rd anniversary of Military-First (So’ngun) Revolutionary Leadership.  Attending the … Continue reading

08/25/2013 · Leave a comment

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