North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Ri Su Yong Meets Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for International Affairs Ri Su Yong (Ri Su-yo’ng) in “a friendly atmosphere” at the Great Hall of … Continue reading

06/02/2016

Ri Su Yong Meets with Mozambique Delegation

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for International Affairs and WPK Executive Policy Council Member Ri Su Yong met with Eliseu Joaquim Machava and a delegation of the Mozambique … Continue reading

05/26/2016

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

Kim Jong Un Visits Machinery and Equipment Exhibition

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a photo-op with 7th Party Congress participants DPRK state media reported on May 13 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

05/14/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with Party Congress Participants

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a mass rally and parade in Kim Il-so’ng Square on May 10 DPRK state media reported on May 13 (Friday) … Continue reading

05/14/2016

Post-Party Congress Events

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance on the last day of the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea on May 9 Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

05/11/2016

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

Foreign Ministry Issues Statement on “escalated tension” on the Peninsula

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement on March 31 (Thursday) which hit “out at the US for its foolish attempt to shift the blame for the escalated tension on … Continue reading

03/31/2016

DPRK Foreign Ministry, Government Issue Statements on UNSC Sanctions

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement through state media on March 3 (Thursday) in response to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2270 (2016) adopted on March 2.  According to … Continue reading

03/04/2016

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