North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

OGD (The Road Song) and The Ghost of Sejanus

Prior to Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) departure for Singapore some news appeared questioning things such as whether Jong Un venturing out for his high-level summit with US President Donald J Trump would be safe […]

Jun, 24

PPJ Visits N. P’yo’ngan

DPRK state media reported on June 18 (Monday) that Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu), who is also Vice Chairman of the State Affairs Commission and a Presidium Member of the Workers’ Party of Korea […]

Jun, 24

KJU Visits Wo’nsan-Kalma Tourist Zone Construction

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to a railway construction project in Kangwo’n Province DPRK state media reported on May 26 (Saturday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) toured the construction of the Wo’nsan-Kalma […]

May, 26

Kim Jong Un Visits a Railway Construction Site in Kangwo’n

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance and chairing of the 1st expanded meeting of the 7th WPK Central Military Commission, on or around May 18 DPRK state media reported on May 25 (Friday) that […]

May, 25

P’unggye-ri Nuclear Test Site Demolished (In some places)

The underground nuclear test site at P’unggye-ri, Kilchu County, North Hamgyo’ng was dismantled on May 24 (Thursday) in an event covered by representatives of the international news media.  According to DPRK state media, the demolition […]

May, 25

Kim Kye Gwan Issues Statement on US-DPRK Summit

1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan (Kim Kye-kwan) issued a statement on May 24 (Thursday) responding to the cancellation of the US-DPRK summit scheduled for early June.  Kim said in his statement: […]

May, 25

Central Military Commission Meeting Held

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his meeting with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo DPRK state media reported on May 18 (Friday) that the Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Military Commission [CMC] held […]

May, 23

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