North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

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

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

Kim Jong Un Meets High-Level ROK Delegation

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ku’msusan on February 16 Kim Jong Un [Kim Cho’ng-u’n] met and dined with a high-level delegation from the ROK on the evening [KST] of March 5 [Monday].  […]

Mar, 06

Ri Yong Ho Sends Letter to UNSG

DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho [Ri Yo’ng-ho] sent a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres on January 31.  The letter said:   I address this letter to you with respect […]

Feb, 04

Kim Jong Un Attends Second Hwasong-14 Missile Test

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Fatherland Liberation War (Korean War) Martyrs’ Cemetery in Pyongyang Kim Jong Un observed and guided the second test of the Hwasong-14 ballistic missile in Chagang Province […]

Jul, 29

Kim Jong Un Inspects Island Defense Units of the KPA Southwestern Command

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance of live fire exercises on April 25 (Army Day) DPRK state media reported on May 5 (Friday) that Kim  Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted a […]

May, 05

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