North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Ri Myong Su Reappears at KMS-4 Meeting

General Ri Myong Su (Ri Myo’ng-su), who served as Minister of People’s Security from 2011 to 2013, appeared at a February 8, 2016 rally in Pyongyang that celebrated the successful … Continue reading

02/09/2016

Pyongyang Mass Rally Celebrates KMS-4 Launch

An Army-People mass rally celebrating the launch of the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-4 [KMS-4] was held in Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) Square in central Pyongyang on February 8 (Monday).  According to KCNA … Continue reading

02/09/2016

WPK Central Committee and KPA Party Committee Hold Expanded Joint Meeting (updated 2/4)

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Kim Cho’ng-suk Textile Mill Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) “guided” an expanded joint meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea … Continue reading

02/03/2016

Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace Reopens

The renovated Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace was formally re-opened at a ceremony in Pyongyang on December 8 (Tuesday).  Attending the ceremony were Kim Ki Nam (Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Secretary … Continue reading

12/09/2015

Kim Jong Un Attends 4th Conference of KPA Artillery personnel

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to KPA Tree Nursery #122 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) addressed the proceedings of the fourth conference of Korean People’s Army … Continue reading

12/04/2015

Kim Jong Un Visits Renovated Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of Wo’nsan Shoe Factory DPRK state media reported on December 1 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un visited the Mangyo’ngdae Schoolchildren’s Palace … Continue reading

11/30/2015

Gen. Pak Yong Sik and KPA Delegation Meet Vietnam’s President and Minister of Defense

Minister of the People’s Armed Forces Gen. Pak Yong Sik and a delegation of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] met with Vietnam’s President Trương Tấn Sang on November 27 (Friday).  Also … Continue reading

11/29/2015

Kim Jong Un Visits Fishery Station #15 of KPA Unit #549

  DPRK state media reported on November 25 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Fishery Station #15 which is subordinate to Korean People’s Army Unit #549.  Also in … Continue reading

11/24/2015

Kim Jong Un Attends Concert of KPA Servicemembers

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the August 25 Fishery Station DPRK state media reported on November 24 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended … Continue reading

11/23/2015

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