North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Ceremony Held Marking Completion of Industrial Upgrades at Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex

A ceremony marking the upgrading of an oxygen furnace and other industrial upgrades at Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex was held at the complex in Songrim, North Hwanghae, on May … Continue reading

05/26/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Machinery and Equipment Exhibition

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a photo-op with 7th Party Congress participants DPRK state media reported on May 13 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

05/14/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with Party Congress Participants

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a mass rally and parade in Kim Il-so’ng Square on May 10 DPRK state media reported on May 13 (Friday) … Continue reading

05/14/2016

Post-Party Congress Events

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance on the last day of the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea on May 9 Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

05/11/2016

Third Day of the 7th Party Congress

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the second day of the 7th Party Congress The third day of the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of … Continue reading

05/08/2016

Second Day of the 7th Party Congress

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the first day of the 7th Party Congress on May 6 The 7th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea … Continue reading

05/07/2016

Kim Jong Un Delivers Opening Speech and the First Day of the 7th Party Congress (updated May 7, 2016)

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance at the test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile on April 23 (updated May 7, 2016 to include additional … Continue reading

05/06/2016

70-Day Campaign Officially Ends, Sets the Table for 7th Party Congress

  The 70 Day labor campaign (speed battle) preceding the 7th Congress formally ended this week.  According to a report published by KCNA on May 5 (Thursday) the campaign was … Continue reading

05/06/2016

Party Congress Delegates Arrive in Pyongyang, as Cultural Events Mark Congress’ Opening

DPRK state media reported that more than 3,000 delegates and observers to the 7th Party Congress arrived in Pyongyang on May 2 (Monday).   An art exhibition celebrating the convocation … Continue reading

05/03/2016

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