North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan on the Day of the Shining Star

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance and guidance of a ballistic missile test on February 12 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun [KPS] … Continue reading

02/15/2017

The Beach in October and 18 May 1991

A selected passage from a translation of The Wisteria House, a memoir written by Ms. So’ng Hye-rang, maternal aunt and primary caretaker of Kim Jong Nam (Kim Cho’ng-nam), eldest son of … Continue reading

02/14/2017

First Ballistic Missile Test of 2017 Held

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] Strategic Force (also known as the Strategic Rocket Force Command), along with scientists and technicians subordinate to the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Munitions Industry … Continue reading

02/12/2017

KPA Anniversary Commemorated

A meeting of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] high command was held at the teaching hall of the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces office complex on February 7 (Tuesday) … Continue reading

02/08/2017

Kim Jong Un Visits Kangdong Precision Machine Plant

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Pyongyang Orphans’ School DPRK state media reported on February 7 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Kangdong Precision … Continue reading

02/06/2017

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 Visits School for Orphans

KJU’s last observed appearance was his inspection and command of a tactical drill DPRK state media reported on February 2 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Pyongyang … Continue reading

02/02/2017

Numero Tres Visits Ryomyong Street Construction

DPRK state media reported on January 31 (Tuesday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for Workers’ and Social Organizations Choe Ryong Hae … Continue reading

02/02/2017

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