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

KJU Sends a Get Well Note

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) sent a letter to US President Donald J. Trump on 3 October (Saturday) [KST].  According to KCNA, KJU said that he “heard the sudden news that the president and first […]

Oct, 02

FM Pops Off on US-DPRK Rels

DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Son Gwon (Ri So’n-kwon) issued a statement on DPRK-US relations on 12 June (Friday) to mark the two-year anniversary of the Singapore Summit:   Two annual rings were run since the […]

Jun, 12

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

KJU Commands Live Fire Tactical Arms and MLRS Drill

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and directed live fire tactical weapons and multiple-launch rocket system [MLRS] drills at the Hodo-ri Proving Grounds near Wo’nsan on the morning of 4 May (Saturday) KST. According to […]

May, 05

4th Plenum of the the WPK Central Committee Held

The fourth plenary session (plenum) of the 7th Term Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee [CC] was held in central Pyongyang on 10 April (Wednesday).  Kim Jong Un chaired and directed the meeting. The […]

Apr, 11

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