North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Joint Conference Discusses 5 Year Plan and Declares 200 Day Speed Battle

A joint national conference of Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK], DPRK Government, economic and Korean People’s Army [KPA] officials was held at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang during … Continue reading

05/30/2016

Central Leadership Visit Kunja-ri, Participate in Statue Unveiling

Senior members of the DPRK’s central leadership and senior officials of the DPRK’s defense industries visited the Kunja-ri Revolutionary Site in So’ngch’o’n County, South P’yo’ngan Province on April 12 (Tuesday). … Continue reading

04/14/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits February 11 Plant and Attends and Supervises Rocket Engine Test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a test of a 300 mm MLRS DPRK state media reported on March 24 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

03/24/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits KPA Navy Factory and Guides MLRS Test Firing

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his inspection and guidance of a landing and anti-landing drill DPRK state media reported on March 22 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim … Continue reading

03/21/2016

DPRK Premier Visits Factories in Sinu’iju

DPRK state media reported on March 21 (Monday) that Premier Pak Pong visited the Rakwo’n (Nagwo’n) Machine Complex and Ponghwa Chemical Factory in Sinu’iju and toured agriculture machine factories in … Continue reading

03/21/2016

Kim Jong Un Orders Construction of Ryomyo’ng Street in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a reentry simulation at T’aeso’ng Machine Factory DPRK state media reported on March 18 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un visited … Continue reading

03/17/2016

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Ballistic Rocket Reentry Simulation (updated)

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the 2016 KPA Tank Competition (translation variant between KCNA and state broadcasting noted in parentheses) DPRK state media reported … Continue reading

03/14/2016

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Mobile Ballistic Missile Drill and Watches KPA Tank Competition

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his meeting with senior nuclear weapons personnel DPRK state media reported on March 11 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and … Continue reading

03/10/2016

Was Nuclear Factory Showroom at the T’aeso’ng Machine Factory?

  On March 7, Kim Jong Un visited a facility where he was briefed about the DPRK’s nuclear weapons the missiles which would serve as their delivery system.  Based on … Continue reading

03/10/2016

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