North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

DPRK Expresses Pledge to Rejoin Six Party Talks

DPRK Expresses Pledge to Rejoin Six Party Talks

The DPRK has expressed its willingness to return to the Six Party Talks.  The country made the announcement following a trip to Beijing last week by DPRK Senior Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kim Kye […]

Oct, 18
KJI Meets with PRC Delegation

KJI Meets with PRC Delegation

    Kim Jong Il met with and hosted a lunch party for PRC senior party official, Zhou Yongkang, and a PRC delegation.  Zhou arrived in Pyongyang late last week with his delegation, to attend […]

Oct, 12

Deferred Party Conference

Two weeks after party representatives began to assemble in Pyongyang, the 3rd Party Conference has been postponed.  The official reason for the cancellation is damage and loss of life caused by torrential floods and a […]

Sep, 19

KJI Goes to China

Kim Jong Il has visited the PRC for the second time this year.  Among the issues discussed were the 6 Party Talks, increased economic and cultural exchange and border issues (including the recent flooding).  While […]

Aug, 30

DPRK Foreign Minister Departs for ASEAN Regional Forum

DPRK Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun arrived in Beijing, making his way to Hanoi to attend ASEAN’s regional forum on Friday (23 July).  KCNA announced Pak’s departure and his itinerary: A DPRK delegation headed by […]

Jul, 21

Let’s Play Two

US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and US Secretary of Defense, Dr. Robert Gates, have concluded a joint appearance in the ROK, which included the 2 + 2 meeting with their ROK counterparts, a […]

Jul, 21

NK Claims Readiness to Return to 6 Party Talks

Now that the UNSC has acted on the Cheonan, and neither annoyed the North Koreans  nor gotten Sin Son Ho fired from his New York diplorep posting, the DPRK’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced […]

Jul, 11


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