North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Man of the Hour: Kim Song Nam

On 11 March, Syrian Ambassador to the DPRK, Tammam Sulaiman, went around the Mansudae Assembly Hall for a series of goodbye visits with his DPRK counterparts.  One of Ambassador Sulaiman’s fare well interactions was with […]

Mar, 22

IAD Boss and FM Say Farewell to Li Jinjun

Outgoing Chinese Ambassador to the DPRK Li Jinjun met with senior Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] International Affairs Department [IAD] and Foreign Ministry officials as part of a series of farewell interactions before he returns […]

Dec, 29

KJU Visits CPV Martyrs’ Cemetery in Hoech’ang

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and senior DPRK officials visited the Chinese People’s Volunteers [CPV] Cemetery in Hoech’ang County to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the CPV’s entry and participation in the Fatherland Liberation War […]

Oct, 22

KJU Meets with High Level PRC Delegation

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a parade and procession at 1000 KST on September 9 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) met with Li Zhanshu, a member of the standing committee of the […]

Sep, 11

PPJ Visits Hwanghae Iron and Steel, Taean Friendship Glass Factory

DPRK state media reported on September 7 (Friday) that Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) visited and inspected Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex the Taean Friendship Glass Factory. After […]

Sep, 08

MAR Kim Yong Chun (1936-2018)

Marshal Kim Yong Chun (Kim Yo’ng-ch’un), a semi-retired member of the core leadership and a leading member of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) high command for over two decades, died at the age of 82 […]

Aug, 20

KJU Visits Cemeteries and Attends Photo Session with War Veterans

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Wo’nsan Disabled Soldiers’ Bag Factory with Ri Sol Ju Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted three public activities on July 27 (Thursday) to commemorate the 65th anniversary […]

Jul, 28

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