North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

CMC Holds Meeting

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Military Commission [CMC] met in an enlarged session (or held on an expansion basis) at the WPK Central Committee Office Building on 12 March (Sunday).  Technically, this was […]

Mar, 14

FM Issues Statement on human rights critique ahead of joint exercises

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement on 13 March (Monday) ahead of the kick-off of US-ROK joint exercises, Freedom Shield and Warrior Shield.  The Foreign Ministry said:   The Foreign Ministry of the DPRK […]

Mar, 14

Kim Yo Jong Issues Communique

Kim Yo Jong (Kim Yo’-cho’ng), top aide in Kim Jong Un’s Personal Secretariat [KJUPS], member of the DPRK State Affairs Commission [SAC], and deputy director of the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Propaganda and Agitation […]

Mar, 07

NADA Manager Talks Space Treaty and Teases April Satellite Launch

  Pak Kyong Su (Pak Kyo’ng-su), deputy director at the DPRK National Aerospace Development Administration [NADA] discussed the DPRK’s 2009 accession to the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and […]

Mar, 07

Final Day of the Central Committee Plenum

The fourth and final day of the 7th plenary meeting of the 8th Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee was held at the conference hall of the Central Committee Office Building  on 1 March […]

Mar, 03

Political Bureau Meeting Held

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] 8th Central Committee Political Bureau held its 14th meeting in Pyongyang on 1 March (Wednesday).  In attendance were Presidium, Members and alternate (candidate) members of the Political Bureau. Two […]

Mar, 02

Central Committee Plenum Holds Break-out Sessions

The 7th plenum of the 8th Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee held sideline consultative policy meetings on 28 February (Tuesday). “Sectional study and consultative meetings to frame scientific, realistic and dynamic measures for […]

Mar, 01

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