North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

FM Comms Office Issues Statement

The Foreign Ministry’s comms department’s Foreign News Section issued a statement about joint US-ROK military exercises on 6 March (Monday): Despite our repeated warnings, the US intentionally continues to aggravate the situation in the Korean […]

Mar, 07

VFM Issues Communique on US-ROK Exercises and UN

DPRK Vice Foreign Minister for International Organizations, Kim Son Gyong (Kim So’n-kyo’ng), issued a statement on 4 March (Saturday) explicating recent military exercises on the Korean Peninsula and the responses of the United Nations [UN] […]

Mar, 07

Disarmament Institute Researcher Publishes Article

KCNA disseminated an article by Ku Yong Chol (Ku Yo’ng-ch’o’l), of the DPRK Foreign Ministry’s Institute for Disarmament and Peace on Saturday (4 March).  Ku wrote: The international community is deeply concerned about the reality […]

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

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