North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Celebrates Foundation Day: The Sequel

  A variety of public ceremonies and cultural events were held throughout the DPRK on September 9 (Friday) to mark the 68th anniversary of the foundation of the country.   … Continue reading

09/10/2016

DPRK Celebrates Foundation Day

  On September 8th, 2016 (Thursday), a central report meeting was held at the People’s Palace of Culture to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the founding of the DPRK. Also … Continue reading

09/08/2016

Senior Officials Celebrate Youth Day

  On August 28, 2016 (Sunday), senior party and state officials celebrate youth day along with the youth of the DPRK. In attendance were Supreme People’s Assembly Presidium  President Kim Yo’ng-nam … Continue reading

08/28/2016

Central Report Meeting Marks So’ngun Leadership

  A national meeting was held on August 24 (Wednesday) at the April 25 House of Culture to mark the 56th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) start … Continue reading

08/27/2016

Foreign Ministry Comments on DPRK-African Rels

The DPRK Foreign Ministry’s spox commented on DPRK-African relations on June 19 (Sunday).  According to KCNA, the DPRK Foreign Ministry spokesman said: An assistant secretary of the US Department of … Continue reading

06/21/2016

Ri Su Yong Meets Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for International Affairs Ri Su Yong (Ri Su-yo’ng) in “a friendly atmosphere” at the Great Hall of … Continue reading

06/02/2016

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

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