North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Attends 7th Military Education Officers’ Meeting

DPRK state media reported on November 5 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended the 7th national meeting of Korean People’s Army [KPA] education officers held at the April … Continue reading


Ceremony Opens Mirae Scientists’ Street in Pyongyang

A ceremony was held on November 3 (Tuesday) to formally open Mirae Scientists’ Street in Pyongyang, a residential district for faculty and researchers of Kim Ch’aek University of Technology.  Attending … Continue reading


Kim Jong Un Observes AA Rocket Exercises

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Pyongyang Catfish Farm DPRK state media reported on November 3 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed anti-air … Continue reading


NADA Director Gives Interview to NK Press

The Director of the DPRK National Aerospace Development Administration [NADA] gave an interview to DPRK state media on September 14 (Monday) with regard to “the achievements made by its scientists … Continue reading


Jon Pyong Ho (1926-2014)

Former Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Secretary and Director of the WPK Munitions Industries Department and Member of the DPRK National Defense Commission Gen. Jon Pyong Ho passed away on … Continue reading


Kim Jong Un Supervises Missile Test Firings (updated and revised June 29)

DPRK state media reported on 29 June (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended and supervised the tactical missile firing drill conducted by the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Strategic … Continue reading


Central Leadership Visit Residents of U’nha Scientists Street

DPRK state media reported on 18 September (Wednesday) that members of the DPRK’s central leadership visited the recently constructed U’nha Scientists’ Street in Pyongyang.  Kim Yong Nam (Supreme People’s Assembly … Continue reading

09/19/2013 · Leave a comment

Kim Kye Gwan Meets with PRC State Councilor

Chinese media reported that DPRK 1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan met with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi on 17 September (Tuesday).  During the meeting, according to Xinhua, … Continue reading

09/18/2013 · Leave a comment

Ceremony Opens U’nha Scientists’ Street in Pyongyang

A ceremony opening the U’nha Scientists’ Street, a residential area in Pyongyang for research scientists and technicians, was held on 11 September (Wednesday).  Attending the ceremony were Pak Pong Ju … Continue reading

09/12/2013 · Leave a comment

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