North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

SLCM Launched near Sinp’o

The DPRK fired off submarine-launched cruise missiles during the morning of 12 March (Sunday) from Kyo’ngp’o Bay near Sinp’o, South Hamgyo’ng.  DPRK state media reported that the cruise missile drill used the tester submarine 8.24 […]

Mar, 14

KJU Inspects “Fire Assault Drill” of KPA Artillery unit

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n; KJU) inspected a Korean People’s Army [KPA] Hwasong artillery company and observed a “fire assault drill” on 9 March (Thursday).  Among those in attendance with KJU was his daughter Kim […]

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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