North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Observes and Commands Large Live Fire Artillery Exercise

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Cuban Embassy in the DPRK to pay a condolence call on the death of Fidel Castro Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

12/02/2016

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 Observes and Guides Mountain Warfare Drill

KJU’s last observed appearance was his field inspection of KPA Large Combined Unit (taeyonhap pudae) #380 DPRK state media reported November 26 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed … Continue reading

11/26/2016

Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Large Combined Unit #380 HQ

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a photo-op with Women’s Union 6th Congress participants DPRK state media reported on November 25 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

11/25/2016

Rally Marks 6th Anniversary of YP-do Shelling

An army-people solidarity rally marking the sixth anniversary of the artillery shelling of Yo’npyo’ng Island was held in Kangryo’ng County on November 23 (Wednesday).  Attending the rally were IV Army … Continue reading

11/24/2016

Foreign Ministry Issues Memo and Timeline on Nuclear Diplomacy (Haters, back off)

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a memorandum on November 21 (Monday) entitled “The DPRK’s Strengthening of its Nuclear Forces Is a Righteous Choice to Defend Itself from the Extreme Moves … Continue reading

11/22/2016

Kim Jong Un Observes and Commands Women’s MLRS Contest

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the May 27 and January 8 Fishery Stations DPRK state media reported November 19 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed … Continue reading

11/19/2016

Women’s Union Holds 6th Congress

The Korean Democratic Women’s Union [KDWU] held its Sixth Congress at the People’s Palace of Culture in central Pyongyang on November 17 (Thursday) and November 18 (Friday).  Attending the congress … Continue reading

11/19/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Islets in KPA Southwestern Front

KJU’s last observed appearance was his inspection of Mahap Islet DPRK state media reported November 13 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) inspected Korean People’s Army [KPA] units on … Continue reading

11/14/2016

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