North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Party Conference a Coronation?

Party Conference a Coronation?

The 3rd Party Conference (which may begin on 6 September) is one event that will facilitate the leadership system which will eventually replace Kim Jong Il at the power center.  It is not clear to […]

Aug, 11

New DPRK Warship on GE?

Yonhap reports that a new DPRK warship was discovered on a Google Earth image (images above) from April, 2009.  In the image the ship is docked at the Namp’o Shipyard, next to what appears to […]

Aug, 08

3rd Round of UN Command-KPA Meeting Held Friday

The third colonel-level meeting between the UN Command and the Korean People’s Army occurred on Friday (30 July) in Panmunjom.  After a two hour meeting, a 4th round was scheduled for 9 August, possibly to […]

Jul, 29

ARF Defers to UNSC on Cheonan While the Battle of the Beancounters Begins

The ASEAN Regional Forum has drafted a statement that conveys “deep concerns” over the sinking of the Cheonan, and calls for the resumption of the Six Party Talks.  The statement essentially defers to the UNSC […]

Jul, 23
UNSC Statement Accuses Nobody in Cheonan; KPA Accepts Invitation for Working Level Talks W/US Military over Cheonan

UNSC Statement Accuses Nobody in Cheonan; KPA Accepts Invitation for Working Level Talks W/US Military over Cheonan

The United Nations Security Council has generated a consensus statement that “condemns the attack which led to the sinking of the Cheonan. . .appropriate and peaceful measures [should] be taken against those responsible.”  The statement […]

Jul, 09
No UNSC Movement on Cheonan

No UNSC Movement on Cheonan

With China’s position unchanged, and the Russian investigation being finalized this week, the United Nations Security Council has yet to reach a decision about penalizing the DPRK for its role in the sinking of the […]

Jul, 06

Jang-O Competition for Foreign Geetis

Two KJI confidantes and National Defense Commission Vice Chairmen, Jang Song Taek and  Gen. O Kuk Ryol, are rumored to be competing to earn the most foreign investment for North Korea through their respective international […]

Jul, 06

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