North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

The August Political Bureau Meeting

The 16th (!!!) Political Bureau meeting of the 7th Central Committee convened on 13 August (Thursday) at the Party Central Committee Headquarters Building (aka, Office Building of the Central Committee) in central Pyongyang.  Kim Jong […]

Aug, 14

DPRK Conducts 6th Nuclear Test

The DPRK conducted its sixth nuclear test at (NKST) on September 3 (Sunday).  According to the Nuclear Weapons Institute’s report: Scientists in the nuclear field of the DPRK successfully carried out a test of H-bomb […]

Sep, 04

KPA Strategic Force Issues Statement

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] Strategic Force, which is responsible for North Korea’s ballistic missile units, issued a statement on August 8 (Tuesday) in which it said it was “now carefully examining the operational plan for […]

Aug, 09

Kim Jong Un Supervises Missile Drill

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a tree planting event at Mangyo’ngdae Revolutionary School Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and commanded a missile test in North P’yo’ngan Province on the morning […]

Mar, 06

Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Defense Command HQ

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the Merited State Choir’s 70th anniversary concert on February 22 DPRK state media reported on March 1 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un visited and inspected the headquarters […]

Mar, 01
CPRK Issues Statement on the Closure of Kaeso’ng Industrial Zone

CPRK Issues Statement on the Closure of Kaeso’ng Industrial Zone

The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (also known as the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland) issued a statement on the closure of the Kaeso’ng Industrial Zone (complex) on February 11 […]

Feb, 11
NDC Policy Department Issues Statement Trashing ROK for Artillery Drill

NDC Policy Department Issues Statement Trashing ROK for Artillery Drill

The National Defense Commission [NDC] Policy Department issued a statement on November 24 (Tuesday) upbraiding the ROK military for holding live-fire artillery drills in the West (Yellow) Sea on November 23 (Monday) the fifth anniversary […]

Nov, 23

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