North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Supervises Missile Drill

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a tree planting event at Mangyo’ngdae Revolutionary School Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and commanded a missile test in North … Continue reading

03/06/2017

Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Defense Command HQ

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the Merited State Choir’s 70th anniversary concert on February 22 DPRK state media reported on March 1 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un … Continue reading

03/01/2017

Has the State Security Boss Been Dismissed?

ROK media, citing a sources “familiar with North Korean affairs,” alleges that General Kim Won Hong (Kim Wo’n-hong) was “dismissed” from his position, possibly during December 2016.  According to Yonhap, “Kim … Continue reading

02/03/2017

Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Unit #1314

KJU’s last observed appearance was his field inspection of a company subordinate to KPA Unit #233 DPRK state media reported on January 22 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

01/24/2017

Gen. Kim Myong Guk (1940-2016)

Former 1st Vice Chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff and Director of the General Staff Operations Bureau, General Kim Myong Guk (Kim Myo’ng-kuk) passed away in Pyongyang … Continue reading

11/28/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Opthalmic Hospital

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Mangyo’ngdae Revolutionary Site Souvenir Factory DPRK state media reported on October 18 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

10/17/2016

KJU Poses for a Photo with Participants in the Fifth Nuclear Test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance of a rocket engine test at the Sohae Space Center DPRK state media reported on September 22, 2016 (Thursday) … Continue reading

09/22/2016

WPK Issues Appeal Concerning Relief Work for Floods

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee issued an appeal on September 10 (Saturday) concerning relief work for flooding in North Hamgyo’ng Province. The floods have killed over 130, … Continue reading

09/13/2016

DPRK Conducts Fifth Nuclear Test

The DPRK conducted its fifth nuclear weapons test at the P’unggye-ri Test Site at 9 AM PYT on September 9, 2016 (Friday).  This caused  a 5.3 magnitude earthquake at Su’ngjipaekam, Paekam … Continue reading

09/09/2016
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