North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Pyongyang Spring Arts Festival Opens

The 30th annual April Spring Friendship Arts Festival opened at East Pyongyang Grand Theater on April 11 (Monday).  It will consist of a variety of performances at different theaters in … Continue reading


Back-to-Back DPRK Delegations Visit Europe

DPRK Vice Foreign Minister Kung Sok Ung and delegation of the DPRK Foreign Ministry returned to the DPRK on 2 November (Saturday) after a 17-day visit to European countries.  Many … Continue reading

11/02/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Yong Nam Meets with Red Cross President

Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium President Kim Yong Nam met with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross [ICRC] Peter Maurer on 22 August (Thursday).  According to KCNA … Continue reading

08/22/2013 · Leave a comment

Agroforestry Workshop Held

The DPRK Ministry of Land and Environmental Protection, in conjunction with the Swiss Development Cooperation Office DPRK, held an agroforestry (i.e. trees on farms) workshop from 4 to 8 August.  According to … Continue reading

08/12/2013 · Leave a comment

Ri Chol on China Trip with JST

Ri Chol, an executive officer of the Joint Venture and Investment Commission of the DPRK, was one of the 50 members of the DPRK-China Joint Guidance Committee who traveled to … Continue reading

08/14/2012 · 2 Comments

DPRK Ambassador Appointed Presidency of UN Conference on Disarmament

DPRK Ambassador So’ Se-p’yo’ng [So Se Pyong] was appointed to the rotating presidency of UN Conference on Disarmament during its regular plenary meeting on 28 June [Tuesday].  So’ concurrently serves … Continue reading

07/03/2011 · 1 Comment

Is KJI Bequeathing the Family Fortune to Jong Un?

According to Open Radio for North Korea and RFA, Kim Jong Il is currently in the process of transferring significant monies to his son and hereditary successor, Kim Jong Un … Continue reading

07/29/2010 · 1 Comment

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