North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Central Report Meeting Held to Mark KIS’ 104th Birth Anniversary

A central report meeting marking the 104th birth anniversary (Sun’s Day) of late DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) was held at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium during the … Continue reading

04/15/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and supervision of an ICBM engine test at Sohae Space Center in Ch’o’lsan County Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the … Continue reading

04/14/2016

Titles of Marshal and Vice Marshal Given to Close KJI Adjutants

  The title of Korean People’s Army [KPA] Marshal (inminguk wo’nsu) was awarded to Kim Yong Chun and Hyon Chol Hae, and the title of KPA Vice Marshal (ch’asu) was … Continue reading

04/14/2016

KPA Holds Loyalty Meeting to Mark Sun’s Day

A loyalty meeting of Korean People’s Army [KPA] officers and service members was held at Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang on April 11 (Monday) to commemorate Sun’s … Continue reading

04/12/2016

Central Report Meeting Marks KJI NDC Chairman 23rd Anniversary

A central report meeting commemorating the 23rd anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) election as chairman of the National Defense Commission [NDC] was held at the … Continue reading

04/12/2016

Kim Jong Un Observed and Guides AA Missile Test and Visits Tonghu’ngsan Machine Plant

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Sinhu’ng Machine Plant DPRK state media reported on April 2 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and … Continue reading

04/01/2016

Ri Man Gon and the OGD Nuclear Illuminati

(The following was written during mid-January 2016 after Kim Jong Un attended a commemorative photo-op with the DPRK’s nuclear test personnel.  In light of the February 2016 space launch, Kim … Continue reading

03/31/2016

KPA Long-range Artillery Force Issues “Ultimatum”

The long-range artillery element of a Korean People’s Army [KPA] large combined unit (taeyonhap pudae) issued an ultimatum on March 26 (Saturday) in connection with “the beginning of the merciless … Continue reading

03/27/2016

Kim Jong Un Guides Largest Artillery Exercise in DPRK History

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance of a rocket engine test and cascade separation DPRK state media reported on March 25 (Friday) that Kim Jong … Continue reading

03/24/2016

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