North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Conducts Fifth Nuclear Test

The DPRK conducted its fifth nuclear weapons test at the P’unggye-ri Test Site at 9 AM PYT on September 9, 2016 (Friday).  This caused  a 5.3 magnitude earthquake at Su’ngjipaekam, Paekam … Continue reading

09/09/2016

DPRK Government Sends Message to US Government, Briefs Asian Ambassadors

The DPRK Government sent a message to the US Government via the DPRK Mission to the United Nations on July 10 (Sunday) concerning the recent sanctions designation by the US … Continue reading

07/12/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Pyongyang Terrapin Farm.   Kim Jong Un visited the Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun on July 8 (Friday) to … Continue reading

07/08/2016

Central Report Meeting Marks 52nd Anniversary of KJI’s First Day of Work at Party Central Committee

A central report was held marking the 52nd anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) first day working at the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee was held at … Continue reading

06/21/2016

Choe T’ae Bok Visits Vietnam and Laos

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman and Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Chairman Choe Tae Bok (Choe T’ae-pok), WPK International Affairs Department Deputy Director Ri Yong Chol (Ri Yo’ng-ch’o’l) and … Continue reading

06/08/2016

Kim Hyong Jik Death Anniversary, Revolutionary Site Marked

  The 90th anniversary of the death of Kim Hyong Jik, father of DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung, was marked on June 5 (Sunday), along with the 50th … Continue reading

06/07/2016

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 Yong Chol Visits Cuba

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman, WPK Political Bureau and and WPK Executive Policy Council Member Kim Yong Chol visited Cuba during May 23 to May 26.  Traveling to … Continue reading

05/26/2016

Ri Su Yong Meets with Mozambique Delegation

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for International Affairs and WPK Executive Policy Council Member Ri Su Yong met with Eliseu Joaquim Machava and a delegation of the Mozambique … Continue reading

05/26/2016

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