North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Economic Planning Meeting Held

  A national meeting of those active in economic planning was held September 5, 2016 (Monday) at the People’s Palace of Culture. In attendance were DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission (SAC) … Continue reading

09/10/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with Party Congress Participants

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a mass rally and parade in Kim Il-so’ng Square on May 10 DPRK state media reported on May 13 (Friday) … Continue reading

05/14/2016

Second Day of the 7th Party Congress

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the first day of the 7th Party Congress on May 6 The 7th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea … Continue reading

05/07/2016

Pak Is Back

The DPRK’s leading official in the production of conventional and advanced weapons has reappeared following a four-month absence from state media.  Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Secretary and National Defense Commission … Continue reading

09/10/2013 · Leave a comment

WPRK Parade and Demonstration Held to Mark DPRK’s 65th Anniversary

The Worker-Peasant Red Guards [WPRG] staged a parade, followed by a demonstration by Pyongyangites, in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on 9 September (Monday), the 65th anniversary of the … Continue reading

09/10/2013 · 2 Comments

New 1st Vice Defense Minister Appointed

“Despite the fact that after I am gone, it will still not be too late to use your people, why are you in such a rush to try to handle … Continue reading

05/17/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits War Museum Construction

DPRK state media reported on 3 May that DPRK Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the ongoing construction and renovation work at the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War (Korean War) Museum … Continue reading

05/05/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Visits Coal Mine

DPRK state media reported on 29 April (Monday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the Sunch’o’n Area Youth Coal Mining Complex.  Pak was briefed about coal production at … Continue reading

04/29/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Tours Agricultural Sites in S. Hwanghae Province and Visits Kim Jong Suk Textile Mill

DPRK state media reported on 23 April (Tuesday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited agricultural sites in South Hwanghae Province and the Kim Jong Suk Textile Mill.  Pak’s … Continue reading

04/24/2013 · Leave a comment

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