North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Cabinet, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Culture and KPISF Hold Party Conferences

DPRK state media reported on April 25 (Monday) that the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] committees of the DPRK Cabinet, Korean People’s Internal Security Forces [KPISF], the Ministry of Railways … Continue reading

04/26/2016

SPA Presidium Holds Plenary Meeting

The Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium held its 9th plenary session [plenum] at Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang on March 30 (Thursday).  Attending the meeting were SPA Presidium members and … Continue reading

03/31/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends Soccer Game Prior to Liberation Day

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a men’s football (soccer) game between the Ryongaksan and Pot’onggang teams at Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) Stadium in Pyongyang on 14 August (Wednesday). … Continue reading

08/14/2013 · Leave a comment

A New Party Economic Department?

Radio Free Asia, citing two anonymous sources based in Chagang and Yanggang Provinces, reports that the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] created a new department in June within the Central Committee … Continue reading

07/17/2013 · 1 Comment

DPRK Cabinet Holds Second Plenum

DPRK state media reported on 13 July (Saturday) that the DPRK Cabinet held its second plenary meeting (plenum) in 2013.  Neither Korean nor English news items on the Cabinet meeting … Continue reading

07/16/2013 · Leave a comment

Pregaming the 12th SPA’s 6th Session (revised)

Corrected to reflect the two inter-Korea special administrative regions in Kaeso’ng and Mt. Ku’mgang The 12th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] will hold its sixth session on 25 September.  Ahead of … Continue reading

09/24/2012 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Il Meets with Medvedev

Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il) met with Russian Federation President Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev on Wednesday (24 August) at a military compound outside of Ulan Ude in Siberia.  During the meeting, … Continue reading

08/24/2011 · 2 Comments

KJI Concerned About “Unrest” in Early February Over Money Crunch (revised 18 April)

Choson Ilbo, citing a story from Open Radio for NK, reports that Kim Jong Il was worried about public discontent at a meeting in early February. At a meeting on … Continue reading

04/16/2010 · Leave a comment

Ri Chol’s Last Minute Business

Despite reports that he is leaving his concurrent positions as DPRK Ambassador to Switzerland and the UN Mission in Geneva, Ri Chol still has official business to attend to.  Yonhap … Continue reading

03/19/2010 · Leave a comment

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