North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongyang Defense Command HQ

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the Merited State Choir’s 70th anniversary concert on February 22 DPRK state media reported on March 1 (Wednesday) that Kim Jong Un visited and inspected the headquarters […]

Mar, 01

Kim Jong Un Visits Ku’msusan on KJI Birthday

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a banquet and concert at Mokran (peony) House in central Pyongyang for personnel involved in the launch of the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-4 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) […]

Feb, 16

The Fall of Ri Yong Gil

General Ri Yong Gil has been removed from office as Chief of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff.  There are two different accounts about General Ri’s dismissal.  The initial report from ROK intelligence sources […]

Feb, 15

Ri Myong Su Reappears at KMS-4 Meeting

General Ri Myong Su (Ri Myo’ng-su), who served as Minister of People’s Security from 2011 to 2013, appeared at a February 8, 2016 rally in Pyongyang that celebrated the successful launch of the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-4 [KMS-4]. […]

Feb, 09

Kim Jong Un Attends 4th Conference of KPA Artillery personnel

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to KPA Tree Nursery #122 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) addressed the proceedings of the fourth conference of Korean People’s Army [KPA] artillery personnel on December […]

Dec, 04

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

Kim Jong Un Observes AA Rocket Exercises

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to the Pyongyang Catfish Farm DPRK state media reported on November 3 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed anti-air rocket exercises.  Also in attendance […]

Nov, 03

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