North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

DPRK Premier Visits Steel Production Site and War Memorial Museum

DPRK state media reported on 24 January (Thursday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim visited a steel production unit at Ch’o’llima Steel Complex and toured the renovation work at … Continue reading

01/24/2013 · Leave a comment

KPA Sends Notice Protesting Ulchi Freedom Guardian Exercises

DPRK state media reported on 6 August (Monday) that Major General Pak Rim Su, head of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Mission at P’anmunjo’m sent a notice protesting the upcoming, … Continue reading

08/07/2012 · 1 Comment

DPRK To Commemorate End of Korean War

DPRK state media reported on 23 July (Monday) that it will commemorate the end of the Fatherland Liberation (Korean) War with “grand celebrations” on 27 July (Friday).  It is not … Continue reading

07/23/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Panmunjom

DPRK state media reported on 4 March (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected P’anmunjo’m, a DPRK settlement near the demilitarized zone on the DPRK-ROK border.  According to KCNA … Continue reading

03/04/2012 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un Inspects IV Army Corps Units

DPRK media reported on 25 February (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected several units under the Korean People’s Army [KPA] IV Corps, including its 4th battalion which was … Continue reading

02/26/2012 · 1 Comment

Funeral Held for ROK Marines Killed in YP-do Attack

The ROK held a funeral Saturday (27 November) for ROK Marines Sgt. Seo Jeong-woo and Pvt. Moon Kwan-wook who were killed during the DPRK’s artillery attack on YP-do on 23 … Continue reading


4th UN Command-KPA Meeting

The 4th round of colonel-level talks at Panmunjom between the UN Command and the KPA concluded.  A 5th round of of these working-level field grade talks was deemed necessary before … Continue reading

08/10/2010 · Leave a comment

KPA Warns ROK Naval Drill of “Physical Counter-attack”

The Korean People’s Army’s western command issued a tactical “notice”, in response to planned anti-submarine drills in the Yellow Sea by the ROK military which will begin tomorrow (5 August) … Continue reading

08/04/2010 · Leave a comment

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