North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kang Sok Ju Funeral

The state funeral for Kang Sok Ju was held on May 22 (Sunday).  Among those attendance were Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So (Director of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General … Continue reading

05/26/2016

Kang Sok Ju (1939-2016)

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee Member and Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] deputy (delegate) Kang Sok Ju passed away in Pyongyang from cancer on the afternoon of May 20 … Continue reading

05/20/2016

Power Organizations after 7th Party Congress

The Political Bureau   There were three distinct changes to the Political Bureau. First, the number of uniformed officers of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] and the internal security services has … Continue reading

05/10/2016

WPK Central Committee and Central Auditing Commission Meet

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] 7th Term Central Committee (a/k/a 7th Central Committee) 7th Term Central Auditing Commission (7th Central Auditing Commission) met in Pyongyang on May 9 (Monday). … Continue reading

05/10/2016

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

WPK Central Committee Report to 7th Party Congress

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) delivered the mandatory report on the work and activities of Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee during the 7th Party Congress sessions on May … Continue reading

05/07/2016

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

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