North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Tours Apartment Housing Construction in Pyongyang

DPRK state media reported on 21 May (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) toured the construction of apartment housing for faculty of Kim Ch’aek University of Technology.  Also in … Continue reading

05/20/2014

Kim Jong Un Watches Moranbong Band Performance

DPRK state media reported on 20 May (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a concert by the Moranbong Band at the 25 April House of Culture in Pyongyang … Continue reading

05/20/2014

Ma Won Chun Migrates to NDC

Ma Won Chun (Ma Wo’n-ch’un), one of the DPRK’s top construction officials and one of the country’s leading architects, has been appointed Director of the National Defense Commission [NDC] Designing … Continue reading

05/20/2014

PRC Ambassador Attends Opening Ceremony of PY Spring International Trade Fair

On 12 May 2014 the Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair opened at the Three Revolutions Exhibition in Pyongyang.  The 4-day trade fair consisted of 1,000 participants  from 17 different countries. … Continue reading

05/20/2014

Military Security Commander Promoted

Jo Kyong Chol, Director of the Military Security Command, [MSC] has been promoted from Colonel-General (sangjang) to General (taejang).  Gen. Jo was observed with four stars on his collar during Kim Jong Un’s … Continue reading

05/20/2014

Kim Jong Un Observes KPA Air and Anti Force Flight Drill Competition

  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) watched a flight drill competion conducted by commanding officers of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Air … Continue reading

05/11/2014

The Secretarial Pool

There have been several changes to the membership of the WPK Secretariat which occurred during  the meeting of the WPK Political Bureau on April 8, 2014.  After the Political Bureau met, … Continue reading

05/06/2014

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