North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Korean Jurists Association Issues Statement on Jong Nam’s demise

The Korean Jurists’ Association issued the first observed statement from a DPRK institution on the death of Kim Jong Nam (Kim Cho’ng-nam), eldest son late leader Kim Jong Il (Kim … Continue reading


DPRK Government Sends Message to US Government, Briefs Asian Ambassadors

The DPRK Government sent a message to the US Government via the DPRK Mission to the United Nations on July 10 (Sunday) concerning the recent sanctions designation by the US … Continue reading


Yang Hyong Sop Meets Hun Sen

Cambodian state media reported on 21 October (Sunday) that Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium Vice President Yang Hyong Sop and an official DPRK mourning delegation paid their final respects to … Continue reading

10/21/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK Delegations Depart for Visits to Southeast Asia

DPRK state media reported on 20 October (Saturday) that two delegations departed Pyongyang Airport on separate trip to Southeast Asian allies Cambodia and Vietnam.  Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium Vice … Continue reading

10/20/2012 · Leave a comment

Party, KPA and DPRK Government Officials Make Condolence Calls to Cambodian Embassy

DPRK state media reported on 17 October (Wednesday) and 18 October (Thursday) that senior officials of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP], Korean People’s Army [KPA], DPRK Government, Ministry of People’s … Continue reading

10/18/2012 · Leave a comment

Central Leadership Pays Condolence Call to Cambodian Embassy

DPRK state media reported on 16 October (Tuesday) that Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium President Kim Yong Nam, DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim, Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Secretary Choe … Continue reading

10/16/2012 · 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

KPA Delegation Visits Indonesia

DPRK state media reported on 18 September (Tuesday) that Col. Gen. Kang Pyo Yong (Kang Phyo Yong), Vice Minister of the People’s Armed Forces) returned to Pyongyang after leading a … Continue reading

09/18/2012 · Leave a comment

Pak Ui Chun Attends ARF

DPRK Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun (Pak U’i-ch’un) arrived in Phnom Pehnh on Wednesday (11 July) for ASEAN’s Regional Forum [ARF].  On Thursday (12 July), Pak delivered the DPRK’s official … Continue reading

07/14/2012 · Leave a comment

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