North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Supervises Missile Drill

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a tree planting event at Mangyo’ngdae Revolutionary School Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and commanded a missile test in North … Continue reading

03/06/2017

KJU Attends Ballistic Missile Test

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Kangdong Precision Machine Plant Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided a test of a surface-to-surface ballistic missile identified as Pukgukso’ng-2 … Continue reading

02/12/2017

Kim Jong Un Visits Kangdong Precision Machine Plant

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Pyongyang Orphans’ School DPRK state media reported on February 7 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Kangdong Precision … Continue reading

02/06/2017

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

Pyon Yong Rip (1929-2016)

Former Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Secretary-General Pyon Yong Rip (Pyo’n Yo’ng-rip) died at the age of 87 on November 13, 2016, in Pyongyang.  Pyon was a former member of the … Continue reading

11/18/2016

KJU Poses for a Photo with Participants in the Fifth Nuclear Test

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance of a rocket engine test at the Sohae Space Center DPRK state media reported on September 22, 2016 (Thursday) … Continue reading

09/22/2016

KPA General Staff Issues Statement on Decapitation Chatter, B-1 Presence

This appears to be the DPRK’s first observed response to the latest news media reporting about ROK Ministry Defense’s “plan” to establishing a unit tasked to target the DPRK leadership  … Continue reading

09/22/2016

DPRK Conducts Fifth Nuclear Test

The DPRK conducted its fifth nuclear weapons test at the P’unggye-ri Test Site at 9 AM PYT on September 9, 2016 (Friday).  This caused  a 5.3 magnitude earthquake at Su’ngjipaekam, Paekam … Continue reading

09/09/2016

KJU Oversees Missile Drill

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a commemorative photo-op with technical and military logistics personnel involved in the SLBM test. Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) … Continue reading

09/05/2016

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