North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

70-Day Campaign Officially Ends, Sets the Table for 7th Party Congress

  The 70 Day labor campaign (speed battle) preceding the 7th Congress formally ended this week.  According to a report published by KCNA on May 5 (Thursday) the campaign was … Continue reading

05/06/2016

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

DPRK Premier Visits Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex and Ch’o’llima Steel Complex

DPRK state media reported on March 26 (Saturday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex in So’ngrim, North Hwanghae Province and the Ch’o’llima … Continue reading

03/27/2016

DPRK Premier Visits Taean Heavy Machine Complex and other sites

DPRK state media reported on 23 June (Monday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the construction of a mushroom farm, toured areas effected by drought in South Hwanghae Province and … Continue reading

06/23/2014

Kim Yong Nam Meets New Iran’s New President

Iranian President Hassan Rohani met with Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium President Kim Yong Nam (Kim Yo’ng-nam), the DPRK titular head of state in Tehran on 3 August (Saturday).  During … Continue reading

08/04/2013 · 4 Comments

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

DPRK Premier Visits Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex

DPRK state media reported on 8 July (Monday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju visited the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex in Songnim, North Hwanghae Province.  Pak’s last observed visit to … Continue reading

07/09/2013 · Leave a comment

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