North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Chronology of military events since mid-September

The following is a rolling chronology of ballistic missile events (drills and test firings), artillery shelling incidents and external military exercises (US-ROK, US-JP and US-ROK-JP) that have occurred in and around the Korean Peninsula since […]

Oct, 20

Pak To Chun (1944-202?)

Pak To Chun (Pak To-ch’un) has passed away.  Rather than a state media announcement about Pak’s death, his demise was disclosed during a KCNA report about the burial of his remains in the Patriotic Martyrs’ […]

Sep, 02

KJU Meets with KPA Medics

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n; KJU) met with Korean People’s Army [KPA] medics who assisted in Pyongyang-based COVID-19 relief and security efforts at the 25 April House of Culture in Pyongyang on 18 August (Thursday).  […]

Aug, 21

Construction in KJU’s Backyard

Satellite imagery shows a combination of ongoing and finished construction projects in two VIP areas in central Pyongyang.  These VIP areas are located in central Pyongyang’s “Forbidden City” where Kim Jong Un (KJU; Kim Cho’ng-u’n) […]

Aug, 21

KJU Speech to KPA Medics

Courageous combatants in the army medical sector who fought bravely in the theater of the anti-epidemic war in the capital city, We have gathered here today not to review any work or put forward any […]

Aug, 21

Choe Ryong Hae Taken Down a Notch

Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) appears to have been taken down a peg in the regime’s formal hierarchy.  In a 15 August (Monday) DPRK state media report on the […]

Aug, 16

KJU Attends War Event Photo Sessions

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended two commemorative photo-ops on 28 July (Thursday) as part of events marking the 69th anniversary of the armistice of the Fatherland Liberation (Korean) War. He posed for a commemorative […]

Jul, 31

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