North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Jang Song Taek Meets with Japanese Sports Delegation

Jang Song T’aek, Chairman of the DPRK State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission and Vice Chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission, met a sports delegation from Japan in … Continue reading

11/06/2013 · Leave a comment

Mongolian President Departs the DPRK

Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and a senior Mongolian Government delegation departed the DPRK on 31 October (Thursday) after a four day visit.  Attending the farewell ceremony were Kim Yong Nam … Continue reading

10/31/2013 · 1 Comment

Mongolian President Arrives in Pyongyang and Meets with Kim Yong Nam

Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and a delegation of senior Mongolian government officials arrived in Pyongyang on 28 October (Monday) for a four-day visit ending on 31 October.  President Elbegdorj’s visit … Continue reading

10/28/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Kye Gwan Meets with PRC State Councilor

Chinese media reported that DPRK 1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan met with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi on 17 September (Tuesday).  During the meeting, according to Xinhua, … Continue reading

09/18/2013 · Leave a comment

Choe Ryong Hae Arrives in Beijing for 3 Day Visit

DPRK state media reported that a senior delegation led by VMar Choe Ryong Hae, Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Political Department,  departed Pyongyang and arrived in Beijing … Continue reading

05/22/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK Conducts Third Nuclear Test

The DPRK conducted its third nuclear test in the late morning of 12 February (Tuesday).  The first indication of the third experimental detonation was a seismic event  with its epicenter … Continue reading

02/12/2013 · 1 Comment

DPRK Newspaper Says Nuclear Test is “people’s demand” as Construction Progresses in Kilchu County

Yonhap News Agency reported on 26 January (Saturday) that an editorial in Rodong Sinmun, the daily newspaper of the Korean Workers’ Party, said that  “A nuclear test is the demand of … Continue reading

01/26/2013 · Leave a comment

Video Showing U’nha-3 Launch Released

DPRK state media issued an official report on 12 December (Wednesday) on the launch of the U’nha-3 carrier rocket from the Sohae Space Center earlier in the day.  The launch … Continue reading

12/12/2012 · Leave a comment

U’nha-3 Rocket Installation Complete

South Korean media reported on 5 December (Wednesday) that the installation of the U’nha-3 rocket was complete.  According to KBS an unnamed South Korean (ROK) military official said “circumstantial evidence … Continue reading

12/05/2012 · Leave a comment

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