North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KPA Southwestern Command Issues Statement on 5th Anniversary of YP-do

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] Southwestern Command issued a statement on November 22, 2015 “in connection with the fact that the south Korean military warmongers are running a high fever … Continue reading


Pyon In Son Head of Operations Bureau?

Has Col. Gen. Pyon In Son been appointed director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA]  General Staff Operations Bureau [GSOB] ? Film footage of the military parade and demonstration on … Continue reading

09/16/2013 · 1 Comment

NK War Strategy Focuses on Seoul

JoongAng Daily citing an anonymous “military source” reports that the country revised its contingency planning on an invasion of Seoul or moving further South, and wait to negotiate. “North Korea … Continue reading

04/27/2010 · 1 Comment

The Megaphone War and Light Water Reactors

In a 29 March editorial Korean Central News Agency hits back at external observation and reporting about KJI’s health, its internal economic situation and recent contingency planning around the country: … Continue reading

03/30/2010 · 2 Comments

ICG Study on NK Under UN Sanctions

The International Crisis Group has published a study as an Update Briefing under the title North Korea Under Tightening Sanctions.  The study suggests that the recent UN sanctions, currency redenomination … Continue reading

03/16/2010 · Leave a comment

Will KJI Fade Away after 2012?

KINU (Korean Institute for National Unification) released a report entitled “Study on Unification” that prognosticates Kim Jong-il more or less disappearing from the Pyongyang scene  after 2012.  KINU pronounces, “The … Continue reading

01/20/2010 · 4 Comments

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