North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Choe Pu Il Visits Laos

Minister of People’s Security, General Choe Pu Il, and a delegation of the Ministry of People’s Security met with Lao Minister of Public Security Somkeo Sylavong and officials of the … Continue reading

03/06/2016

Kim Jong Un Military Promotions 2012-2016

On February 13, Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) “issued an order to raise the military ranks of commanding officers of the KPA [Korean People’s Army] in the run-up to the … Continue reading

02/25/2016

The Fall of Ri Yong Gil

General Ri Yong Gil has been removed from office as Chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff.  There are two different accounts about General Ri’s dismissal.  The initial … Continue reading

02/15/2016

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

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

Expanded Central Military Commission Meeting Held

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection of an island landing drill in the West Sea DPRK state media reported on February 23 (Monday) that an expanded … Continue reading

02/23/2015

Kim Jong Attends Concert and Photo-Op with KPA Meeting Participants

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a commemorative photo session and a concert with the participants in the 4th Meeting of Korean People’s Army [KPA] company commanders and political instructors … Continue reading

10/27/2013 · Leave a comment

4th Meeting of KPA Company Commanders and Political Instructors Held

The 4th Meeting of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Company Commanders and Political Instructors convened during 22 and 23 October in Pyongyang.  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended both days of … Continue reading

10/27/2013 · Leave a comment

Wreath Laying Ceremony For Chuseok

Floral wreath laying ceremonies were held at the Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery, the Patriotic Martyrs Cemetery and the Fatherland Liberation (Korean) War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang on 19 September (Thursday) on … Continue reading

09/19/2013 · Leave a comment

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