North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Military Parade Planned for National Holiday

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] has begun gathering pieces of military equipment and personnel at Mirim Airport in east Pyongyang, in preparation for a large military parade or demonstration.  Tanks, … Continue reading

01/31/2012 · 2 Comments

…After Generation after. . .

Recently, ROK media published several stories detailing the family connections among current and past members of the DPRK leadership.  The images below illustrate some of the familial connections among the … Continue reading

01/31/2012 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Air Force Unit #378 (Corrected)

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted an inspection and supervised the flight training of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Air Force [KPAF] Unit #378, which was reported by DPRK media on … Continue reading

01/28/2012 · 7 Comments

Kim Jong Un Hosts New Year’s Banquet

Kim Jong Un hosted a New Year’s banquet on 23 January (Monday) for members of the central leadership at the Mokran (Peony) House.  KCNA reports: A state reception was given … Continue reading

01/24/2012 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits KPA Large Combined Unit #671

Following up two visits to Korean People’s Army [KPA] units, DPRK media reported on 22 January (Sunday) that KPA Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited KPA Unit #671. … Continue reading

01/22/2012 · 2 Comments

Kim Jong Un Visits KPA Unit #3870 and KPA Air Force Unit #354

With DPRK media claiming that he directed the May 2009 underground nuclear test, Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) was reported to have visited two Korean People’s Army [KPA] units.  Kim Jong … Continue reading

01/22/2012 · 2 Comments

Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai Performance at Ponghwa Art Theater

The P’ibada Opera Troupe gave a “homecoming performance” of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai (Butterfly Lovers) at Ponghwa Art Theater in western Pyongyang on Friday, 20 January.  KCNA reports: The … Continue reading

01/21/2012 · 2 Comments

Gone Diplorellin’

Among the felonies, misdemeanors and minor trespasses committed by the DPRK’s diplomatic corps, this may rank as one of the most memorable.  On 15 January (Sunday) police in Berlin caught … Continue reading

01/19/2012 · 1 Comment

Kim Jong Un Visits KPA Unit #169

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) was reported by DPRK media on 18 January (Wednesday) to have inspected Korean People’s Army [KPA] Unit #169, which is linked to the IV Army … Continue reading

01/19/2012 · 3 Comments

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