North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Thursday is a SPA Day

The 14th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] opens its five-year term of office with its first session. In the days leading up to the SPA’s convocation, Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted a walk through of […]

Apr, 10

Wicked Messenger: Why is Kim Yong Chol Still PY’s Choice for US-DPRK Rels?

  Why is Kim Yong Chol still Pyongyang’s Choice for U.S.-DPRK relations?  by Sarah Vogler  Kim Yong-Chol is on his way to Washington. Ever since North Korea’s shift to diplomatic rapprochement with South Korea and […]

Jan, 18

Wreath Laying Ceremonies Held

Wreath laying ceremonies were held at the Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery, the Patriotic Martyrs’ Cemetery and Fatherland Liberation [Korean] War Martyrs’ Cemetery on Pyongyang on September 8 (Saturday) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the foundation […]

Sep, 10

KJU Visits Sinu’iju Textile and Chemical Fiber Mills

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Sinu’iju Cosmetics Factory with Ri Sol Ju DPRK state media reported on July 2 (Monday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) provided on-the-spot guidance to the Sinu’iju […]

Jul, 02

Centenary Meeting and Wreath Laying Ceremony Held for Kang Ko’n

A meeting commemorating the centenary of the birth of Korean People’s Army (KPA) hero Kang Ko’n was held at Central Youth Hall in east Pyongyang on June 22 (Friday).  Attending the meeting were Supreme People’s […]

Jun, 27

PPJ Visits N. P’yo’ngan

DPRK state media reported on June 18 (Monday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu), who is also Vice Chairman of the State Affairs Commission and a Presidium Member of the Workers’ Party of Korea […]

Jun, 24

KJU Meets with Song Tao

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a meeting of the WPK Political Bureau on April 9 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) met with Communist Party of China International Liaison Department Director Song […]

Apr, 16

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