North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

National Defense Commission Spokesman Issues Statement on Peninsula Security

A spokesman for the DPRK National Defense Commission [NDC] issued a statement claiming that the “situation of the Korean peninsula is being rapidly pushed to the danger of the outbreak … Continue reading

06/21/2016

Minister of the PAF Issues Statement on Nukes

The Minister of the People’s Armed Forces (North Korea’s defense minister equivalent), General Pak Yong Sik issued a statement on June 9 (Thursday) on the DPRK’s nuclear weapons program.  On … Continue reading

06/09/2016

Pyongyang Mass Rally Held to Support 200 Day Battle

  A mass rally to promote the 200 Day speed battle took place at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on June 1 (Wednesday).  Among those attending the rally from … Continue reading

06/03/2016

Ri Su Yong Meets Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for International Affairs Ri Su Yong (Ri Su-yo’ng) in “a friendly atmosphere” at the Great Hall of … Continue reading

06/02/2016

Joint Conference Discusses 5 Year Plan and Declares 200 Day Speed Battle

A joint national conference of Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK], DPRK Government, economic and Korean People’s Army [KPA] officials was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang during … Continue reading

05/30/2016

NDC Policy Department Calls for US to “Roll Back Its Anachronistic Hostile Policy”

The DPRK National Defense Commission [NDC] Policy Department released a statement on May 25 (Wednesday) that claimed the “US has imposed misfortune and pain upon the Korean people for the … Continue reading

05/26/2016

NDC Issues “Open Letter” on North-South Military Talks

The DPRK National Defense Commission [NDC] issued an “open letter” on May 20 (Friday) which claimed that its “proposal for the north-south military authorities’ talks is the best and greatest … Continue reading

05/20/2016

Fourth and Final Day of the 7th Party Congress

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was at the third day of the 7th Party Congress on May 8, 2016  The fourth and final day of the Seventh Congress of … Continue reading

05/10/2016

Third Day of the 7th Party Congress

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the second day of the 7th Party Congress The third day of the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of … Continue reading

05/08/2016

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