North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Ri Myong Su Reappears at KMS-4 Meeting

General Ri Myong Su (Ri Myo’ng-su), who served as Minister of People’s Security from 2011 to 2013, appeared at a February 8, 2016 rally in Pyongyang that celebrated the successful … Continue reading

02/09/2016

Pyongyang Mass Rally Celebrates KMS-4 Launch

An Army-People mass rally celebrating the launch of the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-4 [KMS-4] was held in Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) Square in central Pyongyang on February 8 (Monday).  According to KCNA … Continue reading

02/09/2016

Kim Jong Un Issued Launch Order on February 6

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a joint expanded meeting of the WPK Central Committee and Korean People’s Army WPK Committee Meeting in Pyongyang during February … Continue reading

02/06/2016

Kim Yong Chol Elevated to Secretary of the United Front Department

Gen. Kim Yong Chol (Kim Yo’ng-ch’o’l), a member of the DPRK’s military intelligence community for the last three decades, appears to have replaced Kim Yang Gon as Workers’ Party of … Continue reading

02/04/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends 4th Conference of KPA Artillery personnel

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to KPA Tree Nursery #122 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) addressed the proceedings of the fourth conference of Korean People’s Army … Continue reading

12/04/2015

Kim Jong Un Visits Fishery Station #15 of KPA Unit #549

  DPRK state media reported on November 25 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited Fishery Station #15 which is subordinate to Korean People’s Army Unit #549.  Also in … Continue reading

11/24/2015

NDC Policy Department Issues Statement Trashing ROK for Artillery Drill

The National Defense Commission [NDC] Policy Department issued a statement on November 24 (Tuesday) upbraiding the ROK military for holding live-fire artillery drills in the West (Yellow) Sea on November … Continue reading

11/23/2015

Kim Jong Un Visits August 25 Fishery Station

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his test riding a new subway car on the Pyongyang Metro DPRK state media reported on November 23 (Monday) that Kim Jong Un … Continue reading

11/22/2015

KIS, KJI Statues Unveiled at KIS University of Politics

A ceremony was held at Kim Il Sung University of Politics in Pyongyang on November 20 (Friday) at which statues of Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) and Kim Jong Il … Continue reading

11/22/2015

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