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 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

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

Wreath Laying Ceremonies Held to Mark Anniversary of Kim Jong Suk’s Demise

Floral wreath-laying ceremonies were held on September 22 (Thursday) to mark the 67th anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Suk (Kim Cho’ng-suk), wife of late DPRK President and founder … Continue reading

09/23/2016

DPRK Celebrates Foundation Day: The Sequel

  A variety of public ceremonies and cultural events were held throughout the DPRK on September 9 (Friday) to mark the 68th anniversary of the foundation of the country.   … Continue reading

09/10/2016

Kim Jong Un Attends Concert by KPA Officers’ Wives

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Paektusan Architectural Institute DPRK state media reported on July 16 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a … Continue reading

07/16/2016

National Defense Commission Spokesman Issues Statement on Peninsula Security

A spokesman for the DPRK National Defense Commission [NDC] issued a statement claiming that the “situation of the Korean peninsula is being rapidly pushed to the danger of the outbreak … Continue reading

06/21/2016

Multiple Launch Rocket Systems Delivered to KPA

    Multiple-launch rocket systems [MLRS], Sonyo’n (children) model, were presented by the Korean Children’s Union [KCU] to the Korean People’s Army [KPA] during a ceremony in Hamhu’ng, South Hamgyo’ng, … Continue reading

06/03/2016

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