North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Hypersonic Missile Test Starts DPRK New Year with a Bang

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Munitions Industry Department [MID] tested a hypersonic missile on the morning of 5 January (Wednesday).  According to DPRK state media, the “successive test successes in the sector of hypersonic […]

Jan, 06

DPRK Gets a New Police Boss

Colonel-General Ri Thae Sop (Ri T’ae-sop) was appointed Minister of Social Security (f.k.a., Minister of People’s Security; f.k.a., Minister of Public Security) during December 2021. His appointment was publicized on 1 January (Saturday) at the […]

Jan, 04

The SPA Standing Committee holds plenum

The Supreme People’s Assembly Standing Committee (f.k.a the SPA Presidium) held its 13th plenum on 4 March (Wednesday) at Mansudae Assembly Hall.  Attending the meeting were SPA President Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae), SPA Vice […]

Mar, 05

Kim Tok Hun Visits Various Production Units

DPRK Premier Kim Tok Hun (Kim Tok-hun) visited and inspected industrial and agricultural sites in the P’yo’ngan provinces. The DPRK Premier visited the construction of a chemical plant and he “called on officials to prepare […]

Mar, 05

DPRK Cabinet Zooms Plenary Meeting

The DPRK Cabinet held a plenary meeting via teleconference on 25 February (Thursday).  DPRK Premier Kim Tok Hun (Kim Tok-hun) presided over the meeting along with DPRK Vice Premier and State Planning Commission Chairman Pak […]

Mar, 05

CRH Visits Hwanghae Provinces

State Affairs Commission 1st Vice Chairman and SPA Presidium President Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) toured several ri’s (ni’s) reconstructed due to storm damage in North and South Hwanghae Provinces. Choe visited Taecho’ng-ri in Unp’a […]

Oct, 25

KTH Visits Industrial Sites

DPRK Premier Kim Tok Hun (Kim Tok-hun) visited coal mines and Kwangch’o’n Chicken Farm.  He also visited Pukch’ang Thermal Power Plant and the 8 February Jiktong Youth Coal Mine. According to state media the colliers […]

Oct, 18

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