North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Thursday is a SPA Day

The 14th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] opens its five-year term of office with its first session. In the days leading up to the SPA’s convocation, Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted a walk through of […]

Apr, 10

Central Report Meeting Marks DPRK 70th Birhtday

A central report meeting marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK took place at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on Sunday (September 9). Report meetings were also held in provincial capitals, cities […]

Sep, 17

Kim Yong Chun Funeral Held

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Samjiyo’n County with Ri Sol Ju A funeral was held for Marshal Kim Yong Chun (Kim Yo’ng-ch’un) on August 20 (Monday).  Among the senior DPRK officials who […]

Aug, 22

OGD (The Road Song) and The Ghost of Sejanus

Prior to Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) departure for Singapore some news appeared questioning things such as whether Jong Un venturing out for his high-level summit with US President Donald J Trump would be safe […]

Jun, 24

KJU Does Singapore (Three Days Without You, Thought I’d Forget) Volume I

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to a seafood restaurant in Pyongyang Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) departed on an Air China passenger plane for Singapore on the morning of June 10 (Sunday) for […]

Jun, 13

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

Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju Visit China

KJU’s last observed appearance was his meeting with a senior ROK delegation representing Moon Jae-in in the central party complex on March 5 Kim Jong Un [Kim Cho’ng-u’n] and his wife Ri Sol Ju [Ri […]

Mar, 28

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