North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Inspects Island Defense Units of the KPA Southwestern Command

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance of live fire exercises on April 25 (Army Day) DPRK state media reported on May 5 (Friday) that Kim  Jong … Continue reading

05/05/2017

Has the State Security Boss Been Dismissed?

ROK media, citing a sources “familiar with North Korean affairs,” alleges that General Kim Won Hong (Kim Wo’n-hong) was “dismissed” from his position, possibly during December 2016.  According to Yonhap, “Kim … Continue reading

02/03/2017

Kim Jong Un Visits School for Orphans

KJU’s last observed appearance was his inspection and command of a tactical drill DPRK state media reported on February 2 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Pyongyang … Continue reading

02/02/2017

Numero Tres Visits Ryomyong Street Construction

DPRK state media reported on January 31 (Tuesday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman for Workers’ and Social Organizations Choe Ryong Hae … Continue reading

02/02/2017

Kim Yong Nam Visits Tree Nursery

DPRK state media reported on November 21 (Monday) that Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium President Kim Yong Nam (Kim Yo’ng-nam) visited a tree nursery of the Chungsan (Jungsan) County, South … Continue reading

11/22/2016

WPK Issues Appeal Concerning Relief Work for Floods

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee issued an appeal on September 10 (Saturday) concerning relief work for flooding in North Hamgyo’ng Province. The floods have killed over 130, … Continue reading

09/13/2016

Kim Jong Un Delivers Opening Speech and the First Day of the 7th Party Congress (updated May 7, 2016)

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance at the test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile on April 23 (updated May 7, 2016 to include additional … Continue reading

05/06/2016

Kim Jong Un Visits Sinhu’ng Machine Plant

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Mirae Shop and health complex in Pyongyang DPRK state media reported on April 1 (Friday) that Kim Jong … Continue reading

04/01/2016

Kim Jong Un Orders Construction of Ryomyo’ng Street in Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a reentry simulation at T’aeso’ng Machine Factory DPRK state media reported on March 18 (Friday) that Kim Jong Un visited … Continue reading

03/17/2016
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