North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Threatens to “Shut Down” Kaesong Industrial Zone

DPRK state media published a statement of the General Bureau for Central Guidance on 30 March (Saturday) about the status of the Kaeso’ng Industrial Zone [Kaeso’ng Industrial Complex] which said … Continue reading

03/30/2013 · Leave a comment

Statement Published Declaring “North-State Relations Have Been Put in a State of War”

DPRK state media published a statement (tamhwa) on 30 March (Saturday) from “the government, political parties and organizations of the DPRK.”  Unlike the recent volley of statements, or indeed most communications … Continue reading

03/30/2013 · 3 Comments

Kim Jong Un Attends National Meeting of KPA Information Officers and Commemorative Photo-Op

DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un attended a national meeting of Korean People’s Army [KPA] information personnel at the 25 April House of Culture on 28 March, and … Continue reading

03/28/2013 · Leave a comment

Cities on Fire? Phone Out of Order

South Korean media reported on 27 March (Wednesday) that the DPRK severed an inter-Korea telephone line that according to Yonhap News Agency “has been used to notify the North of any … Continue reading

03/27/2013

Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Unit #1501, Visits Restaurant Ship Building and Reviews Products Produced by KPA

DPRK state media reported that on 24 March (Sunday) Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted a field inspection of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Unit #1501, visited the building of a … Continue reading

03/25/2013 · 5 Comments

Kim Jong Un Attends Live Fire Artillery Exercises in West Sea

DPRK state media reported on 13 March (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) supervised and observed live fire artillery exercises by Korean People’s Army [KPA] island defense units.  The … Continue reading

03/14/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Watches Military Art Squad Performance

DPRK state media reported on 12 March (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) watches a performance by the art propaganda squad of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Unit #531.  KJU’s … Continue reading

03/13/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Inspects Artillery Unit, Islet Defense Unit and Visits Fish Farm

DPRK state media reported on 11 March (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected a Korean People’s Army [KPA] long-range artillery unit, visited a fish farm and inspected an … Continue reading

03/12/2013 · 5 Comments

National Peace Committee of Korea and CPRK Release Statements

DPRK state media reported on 8 March that the National Peace Committee of Korea [NPCK] and the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea [CPRK] (f.k.a Committee for the Peaceful … Continue reading

03/08/2013 · Leave a comment

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