North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

CMC Meeting Held

The first meeting of the 8th Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Military Commission [CMC] was held on an enlarged basis on 24 February (Wednesday) at the WPK Central Committee Office Building.  Attending the meeting […]

Feb, 25

New SED Director?

Choe Sang Gon appears to have been appointed director of the Central Committee’s Science and Education Department [SED], replacing Choe Myong Tong.  Since the beginning of October, Choe has attended three science-related events identified by […]

Oct, 27

Anniversary Events

  Midnight Parade  Many questions and theories have circulated about why the Party 75th Anniversary Parade began at midnight.  North Korea decided to produce and package the parade into an excellent television event.  Having the […]

Oct, 18

PPJ Visits Pukch’ang

Korean Workers Party [KWP] Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) conducted inspections of Pukch’ang Thermal Power Complex and the Namyang mine of the To’kch’o’n Area Coal Mining Complex.  He also visited houses under construction […]

Oct, 18

Army-People Solidarity Rallies Held in N. P’yo’ngan and Chagang Provinces

Army-People solidarity rallies launching the 80-day Battle were held in North P’yo’ngan and Chagang Provinces on 13 October (Tuesday).  Reports and speeches delivered at the rallies “called for turning out as one in the 80-day […]

Oct, 14

DPRK Premier Surveys the Hamgyo’ng Provinces

DPRK Premier Kim Tok Hun (Kim Tok-hun) toured South and North Hamgyo’ng Provinces, inspecting various storm recovery projects.  According to state media, “builders and service personnel are effecting innovations in the reconstruction sites, bearing in […]

Oct, 09

KJU Zooms Preliminary CMC Meeting

A preparatory meeting held in advance of the 5th meeting of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Military Commission occurred via teleconference on 23 June (Tuesday).  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) presided over the meeting, […]

Jun, 23

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