North Korean Leadership and Economy of North Korea

Research and Analysis on the North Korean Leadership and the Economy of North Korea

Kang Sok Ju (1939-2016), a former deputy prime minister, passed away

Kang Sok Ju, a former deputy prime minister of North Korea (his biogram is available there) passe away on the 20th of May 2016. He was a diplomat in Paris for … Continue reading

22 May 2016 · Leave a comment

Fourth Day of the WPK Congress: Kim Jong-un becomes the Party Chairman

North Korea’s ruling-party congress on Monday announced a new title for Kim Jong Un — party chairman. Kim Jong-un had already been head of the party, but with the title of … Continue reading

9 May 2016 · Leave a comment

Third Day of the WPK Congress

A decision “On the review of the work of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea” was adopted at the third-day meeting of the Seventh Congress of the … Continue reading

9 May 2016 · Leave a comment

Second Day of the WPK Congress

Accordingt to the North Korean Workers’ Journal, Rodong Sinmun,  “The second-day sitting of the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) took place on Saturday”. Basically no important … Continue reading

9 May 2016 · Leave a comment

Quotes in French media related to the 7th Congress of the WPK

In connection with the Congress of the WPK which started on the 6th of Maysome of my statements were quoted in French media, among others such as in Liberation (one of the … Continue reading

6 May 2016 · Leave a comment

First day: Seventh Congress of WPK Opens

According to KCNA, the North Korean News Agency, “The Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) opened here with splendor Friday. Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the WPK, was … Continue reading

6 May 2016 · Leave a comment

Qu’attendre du congrès du PTC?

A partir du 6 mai 2016 débutera le 7ème congrès du PTC (Parti du Travail Coréen). Que pouvons-nous en attendre ? Quels en sont les objectifs ? Pourquoi va-t-il se dérouler ?Que peut espérer … Continue reading

3 May 2016 · Leave a comment

Thoughts about the 7th Congress of the WPK

Since its establishment in 1948, North Korea has been effectively controlled by the Workers’ Party of Korea. Starting from the 6th May, the WPK will hold its seventh congress. The WPK … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · Leave a comment

The WPK Party Congress will open on the 6th May

On the 26th April, , the Workers’ Party of Korea Political Bureau publicized its decision on opening the 7th Party Congress on the 6th May 2016. On 30 October 2015, the Political … Continue reading

27 April 2016 · Leave a comment

North Phyongan, North Hamgyong Provincial, Nampho City Conferences of WPK Take Place

The North Phyongan, North Hamgyong Provincial and Nampho City Conferences of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) took place on the spot.

25 April 2016 · Leave a comment

N. Korea FM offers to halt nuclear tests if U.S. suspends military exercises with S. Korea

According to the Yonhap News Agency, North Korea is ready to halt nuclear tests if the United States suspends military exercises with South Korea, Pyongyang’s Foreign Minister Ri Su-yong (who … Continue reading

25 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Rationalist Theory of International Relations: The Case of Relations between North Korea and Poland after 1989

I’ve uploaded the paper “Rationalist Theory of International Relations: The Case of Relations between North Korea and Poland after 1989”.

15 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Correlations Between the Contemporary Ideology of the North Korean and Chosen Confucianism Values

I’ve uploaded the paper “Correlations Between the Contemporary Ideology of the North Korean and Chosen Confucianism Values”. You may download it from here or there.

11 April 2016 · Leave a comment

North Korean Party Organizations and Officials “Create” New Spirit Representing Mallima Era (Horse Era)

The ongoing 70-day campaign of loyalty towards the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) demands party organizations and officials intensify political and ideological work in an offensive … Continue reading

6 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Tonghungsan Machine Plant under Ryongsong Machine Complex

Rodong Sinmun informed on the 2nd April that Kim Jong Un Visits Tonghungsan Machine Plant under Ryongsong Machine Complex. Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first … Continue reading

3 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Guides Test of New-type AA Guided Weapon System

Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, guided … Continue reading

2 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Sinhung Machine Plant

According to Yonhap News “North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has not been seen inspecting military units for the past week and instead has been making field guidance tours of non-military … Continue reading

1 April 2016 · Leave a comment

9th Plenary Meeting of 13th SPA Presidium Held

The 9th plenary meeting of the 13th Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) of the DPRK took place at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Wednesday.

1 April 2016 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un and his family visit Mirae Shop and Health Complex

During an inspection of a mall in Pyongyang on Monday, Kim was accompanied by Jon Il-chun, the director of Room 39 of the Workers Party, which handles his private coffers.These … Continue reading

29 March 2016 · Leave a comment

KPA Long-range Artillery Force Sends Ultimatum to Park Geun Hye Group

According to the KCNA, “The recent simultaneous firings conducted by the long-range artillery force of the Korean People’s Army, rocking the earth and sky, turned the imaginary enemy bases of … Continue reading

27 March 2016 · Leave a comment

North Korean quote of the day

In North Korea The order on the name list can be regarded as showing protocol formalities to treat important persons, but not necessarily, as the rank in the power hierarchy. … Continue reading

23 March 2016 · Leave a comment

New sanctions against North Korea

As I said in the past, I even consider that also instead of sanctioning North Korean entities, I think that it may be important to also sanction entities which are cooperating … Continue reading

16 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Guides Ballistic Rocket’s Reentry Environmental Simulation

According to the KCNA, Defence scientists and technicians of the DPRK succeeded in the development and local production of heat-resisting materials for rocket with their own efforts and technology after … Continue reading

16 March 2016 · Leave a comment

DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju Makes Field Survey of Ryongnam Dockyard

DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (a future demoted North Korean elite) made field survey of the Ryongnam Dockyard associated with the leadership feats of the peerlessly great persons of Mt. … Continue reading

14 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Analysis: Significance of the closing of the Kaesong Industrial Complex

South Korea is now paying more attention to `the systemic and nuclear widespread violations of international treaties. As a reaction, South Korean authorities decided to close the Industrial Complex of … Continue reading

8 March 2016 · Leave a comment

China gets tough on North Korea sanctions

I consider that the strenghtening of sanctions toward North Korea may radicalize the policy of Kim Jong-un toward South Korea and may lead to a potential conflict over the Korean … Continue reading

7 March 2016 · Leave a comment

DPRK Govt. Spokesman Clarifies Its Stand to Resolutely Counter UN “Resolution on Sanctions”

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement through state media on the 3rd March 2016 in response to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2270 (2016) adopted on March 2.

4 March 2016 · Leave a comment

Hwang Pyong-so, top N.Korean politician disappears from View

North Korea’s army politburo chief Hwang Pyong-so has been absent from recent military events attended by leader Kim Jong-un. “We’re trying to find out what’s happened,” a government source here … Continue reading

24 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Nomination of a new New North Korean Army Chief

North Korea has appointed an octogenarian apparatchik to the ejector seat of Army chief, it emerged on Sunday, in yet another sign that hardline dinosaurs are currently in the ascendant … Continue reading

22 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Reproduction and circulation of Elites in North Korea based on the example of CEE elites

Please see below my latest presentation related to the “Circulation and Reproduction of Elites in North Korea“at a public seminar which took place at the Polish Academy of Sciences on … Continue reading

20 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Significance of the closing of the Kaesong Industrial Complex

In his New Year’s speech on 2012 Jan. 2, Lee Myung-bak said that “If North Korean shows an attitude of sincerity,a new era on the Korean Peninsula can begin”. This … Continue reading

18 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Events Held to Mark Day of Kim Jong Il birthday

North Korea held a series of cultural events and meetings during February 10 to February 16 to mark the Day of the Shining Star, or birth anniversary of late DPRK leader … Continue reading

16 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Why the closing of the Kaesong Industrial Zone is a good decision

According to the KCNA, the Kaesong Industrial Zone [KIZ] has been put in the state of total closure under the “regime” of Park Geun Hye, a traitor for all ages, … Continue reading

12 February 2016 · Leave a comment

North Korea leader inspects rocket launch site with key party officials

According to South Korea media, “the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (and his sister Kim Yo-jong) inspected a rocket launching site in the country’s northwestern region accompanied by key party … Continue reading

11 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Ri Yong-gil, N. Korea’s military chief executed on corruption charges

According to the South Korean news Agency, “the chief of North Korea’s military was executed this month on corruption and other charges, a source familiar with North Korean affairs said … Continue reading

10 February 2016 · Leave a comment

North Korea’s rocket launch may lead to a new type of sanctions

According to NKNews „North Korea’s rocket launch on Sunday appears to have been a success at putting a satellite into orbit, DPRK state broadcaster Chosun Central TV said on Sunday. If … Continue reading

7 February 2016 · 2 Comments

Release of the biography of Kim Jong-un

This is the story of a man which has never before published in Poland and Europe. The story of the grand-son of Kim Il-sung, the story of Kim Jong-un, the current leader … Continue reading

6 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Historical Joint Meeting of the CC WPK and its KPA Committee

An enlarged joint meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and the Korean People’s Army (KPA) Committee of the WPK took place in Pyongyang on … Continue reading

4 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Contributors to H-bomb Test Stay in Pyongyang

According to the North Korean newspaper “Rodong Sinmun”: Nuclear scientists, technicians, soldier-builders, workers and officials who contributed to the successful test of the first H-bomb of Juche Korea spent their … Continue reading

1 February 2016 · Leave a comment
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