North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

Ri Man Gon and the OGD Nuclear Illuminati

(The following was written during mid-January 2016 after Kim Jong Un attended a commemorative photo-op with the DPRK’s nuclear test personnel.  In light of the February 2016 space launch, Kim … Continue reading

03/31/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits T’aeso’ng Machine Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of an anti-tank weapons test DPRK state media reported on March 2 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Thaesong … Continue reading

03/01/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends Awards Ceremony and Photo-op with KMS-4 Personnel

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his February 16 visit to Ku’msusan Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) presided over a state awards ceremony and had a commemorative photo session … Continue reading

02/18/2016

Ri Myong Su Reappears at KMS-4 Meeting

General Ri Myong Su (Ri Myo’ng-su), who served as Minister of People’s Security from 2011 to 2013, appeared at a February 8, 2016 rally in Pyongyang that celebrated the successful … Continue reading

02/09/2016

Pyongyang Mass Rally Celebrates KMS-4 Launch

An Army-People mass rally celebrating the launch of the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-4 [KMS-4] was held in Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) Square in central Pyongyang on February 8 (Monday).  According to KCNA … Continue reading

02/09/2016

WPK Central Committee and KPA Party Committee Hold Expanded Joint Meeting (updated 2/4)

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Kim Cho’ng-suk Textile Mill Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) “guided” an expanded joint meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea … Continue reading

02/03/2016

NADA Director Gives Interview to NK Press

The Director of the DPRK National Aerospace Development Administration [NADA] gave an interview to DPRK state media on September 14 (Monday) with regard to “the achievements made by its scientists … Continue reading

09/14/2015

DPRK Premier Visits Construction Work at Wisong Street Apartments and May Day Stadium

DPRK state media reported on 5 July (Saturday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited the construction of the Wisong Street apartment complex and the renovation of May Day … Continue reading

07/05/2014

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