North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Ki Ryong (1940-2017)

Former Rodong Sinmun editor and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee Member Kim Ki Ryong (Kim Ki-yong) died in Pyongyang on March 29 (Wednesday). Kim Ki Ryong started his career … Continue reading

03/31/2017

KJU Visits Korean Revolution Museum

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a rocket engine test DPRK state media reported on March 28 (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Korean Revolution … Continue reading

03/31/2017

Kim Jong Un Attends Merited State Choir Anniversary Concert

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Samch’o’n Catfish Farm Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended the 70th anniversary concert of the State Merited Chorus (Merited State Choir) at … Continue reading

02/24/2017

KPA Anniversary Commemorated

A meeting of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] high command was held at the teaching hall of the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces office complex on February 7 (Tuesday) … Continue reading

02/08/2017

Joint Conference on NYDA Held

DPRK state media reported on January 9, 2016 (Monday) that on the previous Saturday and Sunday that “a joint conference” was held in Pyongyang to “discuss ways for carrying through … Continue reading

01/15/2017

Foreign Ministry Issues Memo and Timeline on Nuclear Diplomacy (Haters, back off)

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a memorandum on November 21 (Monday) entitled “The DPRK’s Strengthening of its Nuclear Forces Is a Righteous Choice to Defend Itself from the Extreme Moves … Continue reading

11/22/2016

Kulloja Anniversary Marked

A meeting marking the 70th anniversary of Kulloja, the theoretical ideological journal of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee, was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang … Continue reading

10/29/2016

Central Report Meeting Held To Mark KJI Election As WPK GS

A central report meeting was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on October 7 (Friday) to commemorate the 19th anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il’s … Continue reading

10/08/2016

KPA General Staff Issues Statement on Decapitation Chatter, B-1 Presence

This appears to be the DPRK’s first observed response to the latest news media reporting about ROK Ministry Defense’s “plan” to establishing a unit tasked to target the DPRK leadership  … Continue reading

09/22/2016

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