North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Politburo Holds Expanded Meeting

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee Political Bureau [Politburo] met on the second floor of the WPK Central Committee office building on the afternoon of 9 April (Tuesday).  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) […]

Apr, 10

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

Kim Jong Un Votes in SPA Elections

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), last seen arriving home at three in the morning from Viet Nam, voted in the elections for the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly during the morning [KST] of March 10 (Sunday).  […]

Mar, 10

DPRK Central Leadership Vote in 14th SPA Elections

Senior DPRK Government and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] officials voted in elections for the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] on March 10, 2019.  According to to KCNA the members of the central leadership “met […]

Mar, 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

5th Inter Korea Summit Held

ROK President Moon Jae In and a large delegation visited the DPRK during September 18 (Tuesday) to September 20 (Thursday). Moon arrived at Pyongyang International Airport during the morning of September 18.  Kim Jong Un […]

Sep, 21

Parade and Demonstration Held to Mark DPRK’s Birthday

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ku’msusan on September 9 A military parade and procession was held in central Pyongyang on September 9, 2018 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of […]

Sep, 18

Central Report Meeting Marks DPRK 70th Birhtday

A central report meeting marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK took place at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on Sunday (September 9). Report meetings were also held in provincial capitals, cities […]

Sep, 17

PPJ Inspects Different Locales in PY

DPRK state media reported on September 15 (Saturday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited and inspected several locales under construction or renovation in and around Pyongyang. He […]

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