North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Foreign Ministry Issues Memo and Timeline on Nuclear Diplomacy (Haters, back off)

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a memorandum on November 21 (Monday) entitled “The DPRK’s Strengthening of its Nuclear Forces Is a Righteous Choice to Defend Itself from the Extreme Moves … Continue reading

11/22/2016

Kim Jong Un Delivers Opening Speech and the First Day of the 7th Party Congress (updated May 7, 2016)

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance at the test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile on April 23 (updated May 7, 2016 to include additional … Continue reading

05/06/2016

Foreign Ministry Issues Statement on “escalated tension” on the Peninsula

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement on March 31 (Thursday) which hit “out at the US for its foolish attempt to shift the blame for the escalated tension on … Continue reading

03/31/2016

DPRK Foreign Ministry, Government Issue Statements on UNSC Sanctions

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement through state media on March 3 (Thursday) in response to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2270 (2016) adopted on March 2.  According to … Continue reading

03/04/2016

Kim Jong Un Military Promotions 2012-2016

On February 13, Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) “issued an order to raise the military ranks of commanding officers of the KPA [Korean People’s Army] in the run-up to the … Continue reading

02/25/2016

KPA Supreme Command Issues Statement

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] Supreme Command issued a statement on February 23.  According to KCNA, the KPA Supreme Command said: The U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces … Continue reading

02/23/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends Awards Ceremony and Photo-op with KMS-4 Personnel

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his February 16 visit to Ku’msusan Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) presided over a state awards ceremony and had a commemorative photo session … Continue reading

02/18/2016

Central Report Meeting Commemorates KJI’s Birth Anniversary

A central report meeting was held at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium on February 15 (Monday) to commemorate the birth anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il).   Among … Continue reading

02/16/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends Banquet and Concert with KMS-4 Personnel

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation of the launch of the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-4 on February 7 Kim Jong Un hosted a banquet and concert for the personnel involved … Continue reading

02/15/2016

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