North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

The August Political Bureau Meeting

The 16th (!!!) Political Bureau meeting of the 7th Central Committee convened on 13 August (Thursday) at the Party Central Committee Headquarters Building (aka, Office Building of the Central Committee) in central Pyongyang.  Kim Jong […]

Aug, 14

KJU Zooms Preliminary CMC Meeting

A preparatory meeting held in advance of the 5th meeting of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Military Commission occurred via teleconference on 23 June (Tuesday).  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) presided over the meeting, […]

Jun, 23

FM Pops Off on US-DPRK Rels

DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Son Gwon (Ri So’n-kwon) issued a statement on DPRK-US relations on 12 June (Friday) to mark the two-year anniversary of the Singapore Summit:   Two annual rings were run since the […]

Jun, 12

CMC Meeting Held

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) chaired an expanded meeting of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Military Commission [CMC] in Pyonyang on 23 May (Saturday).  The meeting occurred “at a stirring time when the entire […]

May, 23

Political Bureau Meeting Held

A meeting of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Political Bureau was held on 28 February (Friday).  Attending the meeting were members and alternate (candidate) members of the Political Bureau, along with senior cadres of the […]

Mar, 01

KJU Inspects and Guides KPA Strike Drill

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) guided a live fire strike drill of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] on 28 February (Friday).  The drill was held to “judge the mobility and the fire power strike abilities […]

Feb, 29

KJU Visits Ku’msusan on KJI’s B-Day

KJU’s last observed public event was his attendance at a concert in Samjiyo’n Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), along with select members of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Political Bureau visited Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of […]

Feb, 16

KJU Commands Missile Drill

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and commanded a live fire drill in Kuso’ng County, North P’yo’ngan on the afternoon (KST) of 9 May. Prior to the drill, Jong Un was briefed about its details.  […]

May, 09

KJU Commands Live Fire Tactical Arms and MLRS Drill

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and directed live fire tactical weapons and multiple-launch rocket system [MLRS] drills at the Hodo-ri Proving Grounds near Wo’nsan on the morning of 4 May (Saturday) KST. According to […]

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