North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

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

Central Report Meeting Marks KPA’s Official 85th Anniversary

A central report meeting commemorating the official 85th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] was held on April 24 (Monday) at the People’s Palace of Culture in central Pyongyang.  Attending the […]

Apr, 25

Kim Jong Un Attends Ri Ul Sol’s wake

KJU’s last observed appearance was a photo-op with participants of the 7th National Meeting of KPA Military Education Officers at Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended the wake for MAR […]

Nov, 08

Ri Ul Sol (1921-2015)

1st revolutionary generation DPRK elite, Member of the Workers’ Party of Korea Central Committee Member and Korean People’s Army [KPA] Marshal Ri Ul Sol (Ri U’l-so’l) has passed away at the age of 94.   […]

Nov, 08

Centenary of the birth of Ryu Kyong Su commemorated

The 100th birth anniversary (centenary) of DPRK hero Ryu Kyong Su (1915-1958 [Yu Kyo’ng-su] ) was commemorated with a memorial meeting and graveside remembrance service on September 10 (Thursday).  The “father of the KPA’s armor […]

Sep, 14

VMAR Jo Myong Rok Dies

KCNA reports that VMAR Jo Myong Rok passed away on 6 November (Saturday).  VMAR Jo served as 1st Vice Chairman of the National Defense Commission and Director of the MPAF General Political Department (Bureau).  He […]

Nov, 07

Jong Un Attends Rally Honoring CPV

Kim Jong Il presided over a “mass meeting” held at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the CPV’s  (Chinese People’s Volunteers) entry into the Korean War (also known as the Fatherland […]

Oct, 26

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