North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KPA Supreme Command Threatens to “Nullify” Armistice Agreement

DPRK state media reported on 5 March (Tuesday) that a spokesman of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Supreme Command said that it “will make the Korean Armistice Agreement totaly nullified, … Continue reading

03/05/2013 · 12 Comments

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with KPA Political Lecturers and Inspects KPA Large Combined Unit #630

DPRK stated media reported on 22 February (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo session with Korean People’s Army [KPA] service members and officers and civilian … Continue reading

02/22/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo Op with Party Cell Meeting Participants

DPRK state media reported on 2 February (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo session with participants of the 4th Meeting of Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] … Continue reading

02/02/2013 · Leave a comment

DPRK-Japan Intergovernmental Talks to Resume in Beijing during 5-6 December

DPRK and Japanese media reported on 27 November (Tuesday) that the DPRK-Japan intergovernmental meetings will resume in Beijing on 5 December (Wedesday) and continue until 6 December (Thursday).  According to … Continue reading

11/29/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK-Japan Talks in Ulan Bator End

Japanese and Mongolian media report that the DPRK-Japan intergovernmental talks held during 15 to 16 November (Thursday and Friday) in Ulan Bator ended with an agreement to continue negotiations, as … Continue reading

11/19/2012 · 2 Comments

Central Leadership Commemorates 18th Anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s Death

DPRK state media reports  that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) along with senior commanders of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun at midnight … Continue reading

07/08/2012 · Leave a comment

PRC Embassy Managing Contact on Captured Fishermen

Chinese state media reported on Friday (18 May) that the PRC Embassy in Pyongyang has taken the lead on discussions with DPRK officials over releasing 29 fishermen who were seized … Continue reading

05/20/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Panmunjom

DPRK state media reported on 4 March (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected P’anmunjo’m, a DPRK settlement near the demilitarized zone on the DPRK-ROK border.  According to KCNA … Continue reading

03/04/2012 · 1 Comment

Gen. O Kuk Ryol Steps Forth From the Shadows

In the aftermath of Kim Jong Il’s death, Gen. O Kuk Ryol (O Kuk-yo’l) has emerged as a key member of the DPRK leadership.  The 80-year old Korean People’s Army … Continue reading

12/26/2011 · Leave a comment

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