North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Minister of People’s Security Reclaims 4th Star

DPRK state media reported that Choe Pu Il, Minister of the People’s Security, was restored to his previous rank of four-star General (taejang) per an order of Kim Jong Un … Continue reading

06/12/2013 · 4 Comments

The Megaphone War and Light Water Reactors

In a 29 March editorial Korean Central News Agency hits back at external observation and reporting about KJI’s health, its internal economic situation and recent contingency planning around the country: … Continue reading

03/30/2010 · 2 Comments

Possible New Third Floor Director

Here may a confirmable personnel change within the Central Party.  Korea Times reports that Kim Tong-un, chief executive of Office #39 (also known as the Third Floor), was replaced by … Continue reading

02/04/2010 · 1 Comment

Siege Mentality Tunnel of Love

So, while Pyongyang watchers wait around for the sixty or so hours for the Bosworth-Kang summit to conclude in a mushroom cloud of white or black smoke, a few stories … Continue reading

12/08/2009 · Leave a comment

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