North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Votes in SPA Elections

DPRK state media reported on 9 March (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) voted in the election of deputies to the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA], the DPRK’s unicameral … Continue reading


Central Report Meeting Marks International Women’s Day

A central report meeting marking International Women’s Day was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on 8 March (Saturday).  Attending the meeting were Kim Ki Nam (Korean … Continue reading

03/08/2014 · Leave a comment

DPRK State Media Seminar Held

A seminar and meeting of DPRK state media was held on 6 March (Thursday) at the Central Youth Hall in east Pyongyang.  The meeting was held, according to KCNA, “to … Continue reading

03/08/2014 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends KPA Air Force Drill

DPRK state media reports on 7 March (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a drill of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Air and Anti-Air Force Unit #2620.  Also in … Continue reading

03/06/2014 · Leave a comment

Australian National Expelled from DPRK After 2 Week Detention

DPRK state media reported that Australian national John Short was expelled from the country following a two-week detention for “anti-DPRK religious acts.”  According to KCNA the 75-year old “admitted that … Continue reading


Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Weak-current Apparatus Factory

DPRK state media reports on 3 March (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Pyongyang Weak-current Apparatus Factory.  Also in attendance were Kang Kwan Il, Hwang Pyong So … Continue reading

03/02/2014 · Leave a comment

Choe Ryong Hae Rumored Under Arrest (Sundown, you better take care) [updated 3/3/14]

VMar Choe Ryong Hae, Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department, is rumored to have been placed under arrest.  Korea Times, citing a report from FRNK, reports … Continue reading

03/02/2014 · 4 Comments

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