North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Get this Party Started

    SPA Presidium Vice President Yang Hyong Sop confirmed to the Associated Press in a Friday interview that Kim Jong Un is the official successor to Kim Jong Il.  … Continue reading

10/09/2010 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Live Fire Drills with KJI

    KCNA reported that Kim Jong Un, Vice Chairman of the Party’s Central Military Commission, attended artillery drills conducted by KPA Unit 851.  Jong Un, KJI’s hereditary successor, joined … Continue reading

10/05/2010

Jong Un Visited Wonsan Aggie in April ’09?

Yonhap has discovered a possible image of Kim Jong Un, Vice Chairman of the Party Central Military Commission and Kim Jong Il’s hereditary successor.  The photo was aired on KCTV, … Continue reading

10/03/2010

Jong Un Photographs (Come all without, come all within…)

Photographs of hereditary successor Kim Jong Un attending the 3rd Party Conference and posing with other members of the DPRK leadership were released by KCNA.

09/30/2010

Party Conference Held

Kim Jong Un has been elected Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission (along with GSD Chief, VMAR Ri Yong Ho).  Jang Song Taek was elected an alternate (candidate) member … Continue reading

09/29/2010

DPRK Prepares for Military Parade

The Korean People’s Army appears to be finalizing preparations for one of the DPRK’s largest military parades in its history.  The parade will occur in Pyongyang, possibly as part of … Continue reading

09/26/2010

Deferred Party Conference

Two weeks after party representatives began to assemble in Pyongyang, the 3rd Party Conference has been postponed.  The official reason for the cancellation is damage and loss of life caused … Continue reading

09/19/2010

3rd Party Conference

The KWP Political Bureau (Politburo) announced on 26 June 2010 that it would convene a Party Conference or Meeting of Party Representatives.  According to two reports the conference will begin … Continue reading

09/03/2010

KJI Goes to China

Kim Jong Il has visited the PRC for the second time this year.  Among the issues discussed were the 6 Party Talks, increased economic and cultural exchange and border issues … Continue reading

08/30/2010 · 2 Comments

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