North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Visits People’s Security Ministry and Watches Workers’ Sports Competition on May Day

DPRK state media reported on 1 May (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected the Ministry of People’s Security and watched a sports contest between DPRK public health workers, … Continue reading

05/02/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan and Attends Banquet to Mark KPA Anniversary

DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun and attended a banquet on 25 April (Thursday), to mark the official … Continue reading

04/26/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends KPA Event at Kumsusan

DPRK state media reported on 25 April (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a rally and “march-past” at Ku’msusan Plaza in Pyongyang to mark the official 81st anniversary … Continue reading

04/25/2013 · Leave a comment

Rumors of Dismissed People’s Security Minister Floated in ROK Media

South Korean [ROK] media, citing an interview with an unnamed ROK government official, are circulating rumors that DPRK Minister of People’s Security, Gen. Ri Myong Su (Ri Myo’ng-su) has been … Continue reading

02/28/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with KPA Political Lecturers and Inspects KPA Large Combined Unit #630

DPRK stated media reported on 22 February (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo session with Korean People’s Army [KPA] service members and officers and civilian … Continue reading

02/22/2013 · Leave a comment

Annual Loyalty Meeting Held at Mt. Paektu for KJI Birthday

DPRK state media reported on 12 February that the annual loyalty meeting was held near Kim Jong Il’s mythic birthplace next to Mt. Paektu.  Attending the ceremony, held the same … Continue reading

02/14/2013 · Leave a comment

Political Bureau Meeting

DPRK state media reported on 12 February (Tuesday) that the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Political Bureau met on 11 February (Monday).  The meeting, attended by “members of the Presidium, members … Continue reading

02/12/2013 · Leave a comment

Posthumous State Titles Issued to People’s Security Officers

DPRK state media reported on 8 February (Friday) that the title of Labor Hero was awarded to “people’s security men of a unit under the So’ngnim City People’s Security Department … Continue reading

02/10/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo Op with Party Cell Meeting Participants

DPRK state media reported on 2 February (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo session with participants of the 4th Meeting of Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] … Continue reading

02/02/2013 · Leave a comment

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