North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KPA General Staff Sends Notice to ROK “authorities” on MDL Skirmish

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff sent a notice on to the ROK Government on May 28 (Saturday) as a follow up to a previous statement by the KPA … Continue reading

05/27/2016

KPA Supreme Command Issues Report on MDL Skirmish

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] released a “crucial report” on May 27 (Friday) concerning a skirmish between the ROK Navy and two vessels DPRK vessels (one a fishing trawler and … Continue reading

05/27/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Eye Hospital Construction Site

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Kwisong Salt works DPRK state media reported on May 27 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the … Continue reading

05/27/2016

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

Ceremony Held Marking Completion of Industrial Upgrades at Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex

A ceremony marking the upgrading of an oxygen furnace and other industrial upgrades at Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex was held at the complex in Songrim, North Hwanghae, on May … Continue reading

05/26/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Nature Museum and Central Zoo

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the machine plant managed by Ho Chol Yong DPRK state media reported on May 21 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un … Continue reading

05/20/2016

NDC Issues “Open Letter” on North-South Military Talks

The DPRK National Defense Commission [NDC] issued an “open letter” on May 20 (Friday) which claimed that its “proposal for the north-south military authorities’ talks is the best and greatest … Continue reading

05/20/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Ho Chol Yong-managed machine plant

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to KPA Central Tree Nursery #122 DPRK state media reported on May 19 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited … Continue reading

05/19/2016

Cargo Ship Launched

The cargo ship Jaryok was launched at Ryongnam Dockyard in Namp’o on May 15 (Sunday).  Attending the launch ceremony were O Su Yong (Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman … Continue reading

05/16/2016

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