North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Jang-O Competition for Foreign Geetis

Two KJI confidantes and National Defense Commission Vice Chairmen, Jang Song Taek and  Gen. O Kuk Ryol, are rumored to be competing to earn the most foreign investment for North Korea through their respective international […]

Jul, 06
KPA Journal Vol. 1 Issue #5

KPA Journal Vol. 1 Issue #5

In issue #5, Joe Bermudez continues his trenchant history of North Korea’s intelligence services (focusing from 1967 to 1971).  There is also follow up imagery and information, courtesy of the USAF, on the attack on […]

Jun, 15

NK's PR Cyber Blitz in South Korea

KJI and the propaganda managers in the Central Party are fond of using proxy writer campaigns to advance a particular ideological motif.  It seems the DPRK’s crack electronic warfare operatives have exported the proxy writer […]

Jun, 02
Nerve Center of DPRK's anti-ROK Operations

Nerve Center of DPRK's anti-ROK Operations

Kim So-hyun has a comprehensive report in the Korea Herald about the NDC Reconnaissance Bureau, which would manage an attack such as the Cheonan. Government sources also reportedly said that the “130-ton Yeono class submarines,” […]

May, 27


US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton dropped in to Seoul, to meet with and provide a US show of support for ROK President Lee Myung-bak, and South Korea, following the conclusion of the Cheonan […]

May, 26

ROK Defines NK as "Main Enemy," NK Severs All Inter-Korean Contact

Kim So-hyun reports in Korea Herald that ROK officials plan to revive and define the DPRK as “the main enemy” as part of its military response to the sinking of the Cheonan. Another presidential aide […]

May, 26

ROK "To Immediately Exercise Right of Self Defense"

The full English text of ROK President Lee Myung-bak’s remarks is available here. In a nationally televised address on the March 2010 sinking of ROK naval corvette Cheonan, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak declared his […]

May, 24


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