North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KCNA President Attends OANA and News Agencies Congress in Baku

Korean Central News Agency President Kim Chang Gwang [Kim Chang-kwang] along with Ri Yong Bom [Ri Yo’ng-pom] attended the 5th News Agencies’ World Congress in Baku, Azerbaijan, and the 16th … Continue reading


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


Joint Slogans Announced for 7th Party Congress

Ideological joint slogans of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee and the WPK Central Military Commission were published on February 17 in the run-up to the 7th Party … Continue reading


Kim Jong Un Issued Launch Order on February 6

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a joint expanded meeting of the WPK Central Committee and Korean People’s Army WPK Committee Meeting in Pyongyang during February … Continue reading


Mongolian President Departs the DPRK

Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and a senior Mongolian Government delegation departed the DPRK on 31 October (Thursday) after a four day visit.  Attending the farewell ceremony were Kim Yong Nam … Continue reading

10/31/2013 · 1 Comment

Avian Influenza Outbreak at Duck Farm in Pyongyang

An outbreak of a new strain of avian influenza (H5N1) has been found in the DPRK.  On 19 April 2013, the outbreak was discovered in one cage of ducks at … Continue reading

05/20/2013 · Leave a comment

New 1st Vice Defense Minister Appointed

“Despite the fact that after I am gone, it will still not be too late to use your people, why are you in such a rush to try to handle … Continue reading

05/17/2013 · Leave a comment

Statement Published Declaring “North-State Relations Have Been Put in a State of War”

DPRK state media published a statement (tamhwa) on 30 March (Saturday) from “the government, political parties and organizations of the DPRK.”  Unlike the recent volley of statements, or indeed most communications … Continue reading

03/30/2013 · 3 Comments

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