North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership



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

Official Reaction on the Cheonan

The official reactions to the findings of the investigation into the sinking of the Cheonan continue.  An executive summary of the official, international investigation can be read here.  Yonhap provides a chronology of related events.  […]

May, 21

Official Word on the Cheonan

The ROK’s international investigation team has issued its official finding that the March 2010 sinking of the Cheonan was caused by a North Korean torpedo.  Yoon Duk-yong said the torpedo was likely fired from DPRK […]

May, 20
ROK Military Will Identify NK as Cheonan Assailant

ROK Military Will Identify NK as Cheonan Assailant

Kim So-hyun reports in Korea Herald that the South Korean military will issue a statement this Thursday that identifies the DPRK as responsible for the March sinking of the Cheonan. The South Korean military is […]

May, 16

KJI China Visit: The Canonical Version

Kim Ji-hyun writes in Korea Herald that Chinese officials have briefed their South Korean counterparts about KJI’s recently completed trip to China: “The Chinese side explained in sincerity the background of Chairman Kim’s visit, what […]

May, 08
Necessary Nukes?

Necessary Nukes?

The country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement saying that it will only manufacture “neccessary” nuclear weapons in exchange for recognition as a nuclear power. North Korea pledged Wednesday to limit its production of […]

Apr, 21
Cheonan Sinking Likely to Postpone 6PT Resumption

Cheonan Sinking Likely to Postpone 6PT Resumption

The Cheonan has been raised, and the investigation’s preliminary determination is that the sinking of the ROK naval corvette was caused by an external explosion.  Chang Jae-soon writes for Yonhap: “Rather than an internal explosion, […]

Apr, 16


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