North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KPA Official Anniversary Marked

The official anniversary of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] was marked on April 25 (originally it was February 8). On April 24 (Sunday) a central report meeting marking the KPA’s … Continue reading

04/28/2016

Party Congress Opens on May 6

On April 26 (Tuesday), the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Political Bureau publicized its decision on opening the 7th Party Congress on May 6 (Friday).  According to KCNA, the Political … Continue reading

04/26/2016

DPRK Cabinet, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Culture and KPISF Hold Party Conferences

DPRK state media reported on April 25 (Monday) that the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] committees of the DPRK Cabinet, Korean People’s Internal Security Forces [KPISF], the Ministry of Railways … Continue reading

04/26/2016

Last of the Provincial Party Conferences Held

The last three Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] provincial conferences convened to elect delegates and observers to the 7th Party Congress have been held.  DPRK state media reported on April … Continue reading

04/26/2016

Kim Jong Un observes and guides submarine-launched ballistic missile test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station #3 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided the test of a submarine-launched … Continue reading

04/23/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station #3

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Mindulle Notebook Factory DPRK state media reported on April 23 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the … Continue reading

04/23/2016

Party Conferences Held

DPRK state media reported on April 21 (Thursday) that the South Hamgyo’ng, North Hwanghae and Raso’n Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK]  provincial party conferences took place.  The party conferences were … Continue reading

04/23/2016

Pyongyang Holds Party Conference

The Pyongyang City Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Committee held its party conference (tangdaep’yohoe) at the People’s Palace of Culture on April 19 (Tuesday) and April 20 (Wednesday).  Pyongyang is a … Continue reading

04/21/2016

Chagang Provincial Party Conference Held

DPRK state media reported on April 20 (Wednesday) that the Chagang (Jagang) Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Provincial Conference was held in the province’s capital Kanggye.  The conference was attended … Continue reading

04/20/2016

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