North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KPA Official Anniversary Marked

The official anniversary of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] was marked on April 25 (originally it was February 8). On April 24 (Sunday) a central report meeting marking the KPA’s … Continue reading

04/28/2016

Party Congress Opens on May 6

On April 26 (Tuesday), the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Political Bureau publicized its decision on opening the 7th Party Congress on May 6 (Friday).  According to KCNA, the Political … Continue reading

04/26/2016

DPRK Cabinet, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Culture and KPISF Hold Party Conferences

DPRK state media reported on April 25 (Monday) that the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] committees of the DPRK Cabinet, Korean People’s Internal Security Forces [KPISF], the Ministry of Railways … Continue reading

04/26/2016

Central Report Meeting Held to Mark KIS’ 104th Birth Anniversary

A central report meeting marking the 104th birth anniversary (Sun’s Day) of late DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) was held at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium during the … Continue reading

04/15/2016

Central Report Meeting Marks Fourth Anniversary of Jong Un’s Appointment to Top Positions

A central report meeting marking the fourth anniversary of Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) appointment to the position of Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] 1st Secretary and National Defense Commission … Continue reading

04/12/2016

Pyongyang Spring Arts Festival Opens

The 30th annual April Spring Friendship Arts Festival opened at East Pyongyang Grand Theater on April 11 (Monday).  It will consist of a variety of performances at different theaters in … Continue reading

04/12/2016

Central Report Meeting Marks KJI NDC Chairman 23rd Anniversary

A central report meeting commemorating the 23rd anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) election as chairman of the National Defense Commission [NDC] was held at the … Continue reading

04/12/2016

SPA Presidium Holds Plenary Meeting

The Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium held its 9th plenary session [plenum] at Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang on March 30 (Thursday).  Attending the meeting were SPA Presidium members and … Continue reading

03/31/2016

Tree Planting Day Marked

DPRK state media reported that National Tree Planting Day was observed by DPRK central leadership, workers’ and social organizations and the DPRK Government on March 2 (Wednesday).  This marked the … Continue reading

03/03/2016

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