North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Developing Master Economic Plan with German Advice

German media reported on 4 January (Friday) that the DPRK is formulating a “master plan” to develop its economy and attract foreign investment with advice from German economists and attorneys. … Continue reading

01/07/2013 · Leave a comment

US Citizen Detained in DPRK

DPRK state media reported on 21 December (Friday) that “a relevant institution” has held a US citizen since early November.  Yonhap reported on 11 December that the 44-year old man, … Continue reading

12/22/2012 · Leave a comment

DPRK and Mongolia Complete Public Security Agreement

DPRK state media reported on 27 November (Tuesday) that Minister of People’s Security, Gen. Ri Myong Su, met with Mongolia’s Minister of Justice, Temuujin Khishigdemberel, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in … Continue reading

11/28/2012 · 1 Comment

Choe Tae Bok Meets with Mongolian President and Speaker of the State Great Hural (revised)

DPRK state media and the Mongolian Government reported that Supreme People’s Assembly Chairman and Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Secretary Choe Tae Bok (Choe T’ae-pok) met with Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj … Continue reading

11/20/2012 · Leave a comment

Pregaming the 12th SPA’s 6th Session (revised)

Corrected to reflect the two inter-Korea special administrative regions in Kaeso’ng and Mt. Ku’mgang The 12th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] will hold its sixth session on 25 September.  Ahead of … Continue reading

09/24/2012 · 1 Comment

DPRK Premier Visits Hoeryong and Raso’n

DPRK state media reported on 17 September (Monday) that DPRK Cabinet Premier Choe Yong Rim toured the city of Hoeryo’ng on the DPRK-China border in North Hamgyo’ng Province and Raso’n … Continue reading

09/18/2012 · Leave a comment

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