North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KPA General Staff Sends Notice to ROK “authorities” on MDL Skirmish

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff sent a notice on to the ROK Government on May 28 (Saturday) as a follow up to a previous statement by the KPA … Continue reading

05/27/2016

KPA Supreme Command Issues Report on MDL Skirmish

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] released a “crucial report” on May 27 (Friday) concerning a skirmish between the ROK Navy and two vessels DPRK vessels (one a fishing trawler and … Continue reading

05/27/2016

Kim Jong Un Delivers Opening Speech and the First Day of the 7th Party Congress (updated May 7, 2016)

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance at the test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile on April 23 (updated May 7, 2016 to include additional … Continue reading

05/06/2016

KPA Official Anniversary Marked

The official anniversary of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] was marked on April 25 (originally it was February 8). On April 24 (Sunday) a central report meeting marking the KPA’s … Continue reading

04/28/2016

Kim Jong Un observes and guides submarine-launched ballistic missile test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station #3 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided the test of a submarine-launched … Continue reading

04/23/2016

Conferences Held to Elect Delegates to 7th Party Congress and Provincial Party Meetings

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Committee of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Conference was held at the Ministry of the People’s Armed Forces [MPAF] teaching hall in Pyongyang during … Continue reading

04/16/2016

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

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