North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Hypersonic Missile Test Starts DPRK New Year with a Bang

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Munitions Industry Department [MID] tested a hypersonic missile on the morning of 5 January (Wednesday).  According to DPRK state media, the “successive test successes in the sector of hypersonic […]

Jan, 06

New SED Director?

Choe Sang Gon appears to have been appointed director of the Central Committee’s Science and Education Department [SED], replacing Choe Myong Tong.  Since the beginning of October, Choe has attended three science-related events identified by […]

Oct, 27

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

Kim Jong Un Votes in SPA Elections

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), last seen arriving home at three in the morning from Viet Nam, voted in the elections for the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly during the morning [KST] of March 10 (Sunday).  […]

Mar, 10

Science Book Fair Opens

The 11th annual Pyongyang International Science and Technology Book Fair opened at the Sci-Tech Complex on September 10 (Monday).  The book fair displays various texts published or disseminated by 70 different publishing houses from, among […]

Sep, 12

Choe Ryong Hae Visits Poultry Farms

DPRK state media reported on September 5 (Wednesday) that Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) visited Mangyo’ngdae Chicken Farm and the 927 Chicken […]

Sep, 07

PPJ Vists Parts of the Rice Basket

DPRK state media reported on August 25 (Saturday) that State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman and DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) conducted on-site inspections of Kulloja Cooperative Farm in Sinch’o’n County. Ch’imch’o’n Cooperative Farm […]

Aug, 27

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