North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Events Held for Day of the Shining Star

A variety of meetings and cultural events were held to mark the birth anniversary of the late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il), the Day of the Shining Star.  The Union of Agricultural Workers […]

Feb, 19

Kim Jong Un Meets High-Level Delegation

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the KPA Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) held a meeting in central Pyongyang on February 12 […]

Feb, 13

Foreign Ministry Issues Statement about DPRK-US Interaction at Pyeongchang Olympics

DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs Department Director-General Jo Yong Sam [Cho Yo’ng-sam] issued a statement about potential interactions between US government officials and the DPRK’s high-level delegation on the sidelines of the opening ceremonies of […]

Feb, 09

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 [WPK] Central Committee and the […]

Feb, 03

DPRK Premier Visits Taean Heavy Machine Complex and Sports Equipment Factory

DPRK state media reported on January 25 (Monday) that Cabinet Premier Pak Pong Ju visited Taean Heavy Machine Complex an the Athletic Apparatus Factory.  He toured the Taean Heavy Machine Complex described by KCNA as […]

Jan, 26

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