North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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


Defense Ministry Commemorates 20th Anniversary of KIS Death

The Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces [MPAF], the DPRK’s defense ministry, held a symposium to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of the late DPRK founder and president, … Continue reading


KPA Holds Loyalty Rally After Company Commanders Meeting

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] staged a loyalty rally at Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang on 28 October (Monday) to “pay high tribute to President Kim Il Sung … Continue reading

10/28/2013 · 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

Expanded Meeting of the Party Central Military Commission Held

DPRK state media reported on 25 August (Sunday) that an expanded meeting of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Military Commission [CMC] was held.  The meeting’s venue and date was … Continue reading

08/27/2013 · Leave a comment

PRC Embassy in the DPRK Hosts Reception Commemorating 86th Anniversary of the PLA

The Chinese Embassy in the DPRK hosted a reception at the Taedonggang Diplomatic Club on 1 August commemorating the 86th anniversary of the foundation of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army … Continue reading

08/13/2013 · Leave a comment

KPA Holds Meeting to Commemorate 60th Anniversary of “Victory” in Korean War

DPRK state media reported on 24 July (Wednesday) that a meeting of Korean People’s Army [KPA] officers and service members took place in the plaza of the Ministry of the … Continue reading

07/25/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan Palace

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun at midnight KST on 8 July (Monday) to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the death of his … Continue reading

07/08/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Jong Un Visits Kumsusan Memorial Palace of the Sun

DPRK state media reported that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun at midnight on 15 April (Monday), the 101st anniversary of the birth of … Continue reading

04/15/2013 · 1 Comment

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