North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Personnel Adjustments at KPA General Political Bureau

Late last week, DPRK state media publicized two highly significant personnel changes to the Korean People’s Army [KPA] high command.  In a report about Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) on-site visit to the Wo’nsan-Kalma tourism […]

May, 31

Kim Jong Un Visits a Railway Construction Site in Kangwo’n

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance and chairing of the 1st expanded meeting of the 7th WPK Central Military Commission, on or around May 18 DPRK state media reported on May 25 (Friday) that […]

May, 25

P’unggye-ri Nuclear Test Site Demolished (In some places)

The underground nuclear test site at P’unggye-ri, Kilchu County, North Hamgyo’ng was dismantled on May 24 (Thursday) in an event covered by representatives of the international news media.  According to DPRK state media, the demolition […]

May, 25

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

KJU Gives Banquet for CPC Delegation

KJU’s last observed appearance was his meeting with Song Tao on April 14 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) hosted a banquet for a PRC performing arts troupe […]

Apr, 16

Ri Su Yong Meets Song Tao

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Vice Chairman and WPK International Affairs Department [IAD] Director Ri Su Yong (Ri Su-yo’ng) met with Song Tao, Director of the Communist Party of China [CPC] International Liaison Department Director […]

Apr, 16

KPA High Command Hold Ceremony Pay Respects to KIS, KJI

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] high command held a ceremony at the plaza of the Ku’msusan Plaza of the Sun on April 13 (Friday) marking Sun’s Day.  They paid their respects to the late DPRK […]

Apr, 14

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