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

Where is Ri Yong Ho?

Former DPRK Foreign Minister [FM] Ri Yong Ho (Ri Yo’ng-ho) has been out of North Korean public life eye for over two years.  Of course, this is one of those “drop in the ocean” observations.  […]

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

Jon Hui Jong (1930-2020)

Jon Hui Jong (Chon Hu’i-cho’ng), a career diplomat and former chief protocol officer for Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, passed away on 20 September (Sunday).  He held a number of diplomatic positions in […]

Oct, 02

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

Parade and Demonstration Held to Mark DPRK’s Birthday

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ku’msusan on September 9 A military parade and procession was held in central Pyongyang on September 9, 2018 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the foundation of […]

Sep, 18

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