North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

NK War Strategy Focuses on Seoul

NK War Strategy Focuses on Seoul

JoongAng Daily citing an anonymous “military source” reports that the country revised its contingency planning on an invasion of Seoul or moving further South, and wait to negotiate. “North Korea would try to occupy Seoul […]

Apr, 27
The Megaphone War and Light Water Reactors

The Megaphone War and Light Water Reactors

In a 29 March editorial Korean Central News Agency hits back at external observation and reporting about KJI’s health, its internal economic situation and recent contingency planning around the country: Pyongyang – There is now […]

Mar, 30
ICG Study on NK Under UN Sanctions

ICG Study on NK Under UN Sanctions

The International Crisis Group has published a study as an Update Briefing under the title North Korea Under Tightening Sanctions.  The study suggests that the recent UN sanctions, currency redenomination and the unfolding succession campaign […]

Mar, 16

Possible New Third Floor Director

Here may a confirmable personnel change within the Central Party.  Korea Times reports that Kim Tong-un, chief executive of Office #39 (also known as the Third Floor), was replaced by by Jon Il-chun.  Kim Tong-un, […]

Feb, 04
Will KJI Fade Away after 2012?

Will KJI Fade Away after 2012?

KINU (Korean Institute for National Unification) released a report entitled “Study on Unification” that prognosticates Kim Jong-il more or less disappearing from the Pyongyang scene  after 2012.  KINU pronounces, “The possibility of North Korean leader […]

Jan, 20

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