North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Changes to the KPA Corps Command

Now that Pyongyang watchers have processed, analyzed and digested the munitions which the Korean People’s Army [KPA] paraded through Kim Il Sung Square on 25 April (Monday), attention has now shifted to personnel.  During the […]

Apr, 30

DPRK Gets a New Police Boss

Colonel-General Ri Thae Sop (Ri T’ae-sop) was appointed Minister of Social Security (f.k.a., Minister of People’s Security; f.k.a., Minister of Public Security) during December 2021. His appointment was publicized on 1 January (Saturday) at the […]

Jan, 04

KJU Zooms Preliminary CMC Meeting

A preparatory meeting held in advance of the 5th meeting of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Military Commission occurred via teleconference on 23 June (Tuesday).  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) presided over the meeting, […]

Jun, 23

CMC Meeting Held

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) chaired an expanded meeting of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Central Military Commission [CMC] in Pyonyang on 23 May (Saturday).  The meeting occurred “at a stirring time when the entire […]

May, 23
Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with Schoolteachers

Kim Jong Un Attends Photo-op with Schoolteachers

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a September 9 concert with personnel involved in the DPRK’s sixth nuclear test DPRK state media reported on September 12 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) […]

Sep, 14

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Large Live Fire Combined Forces Exercise

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to a pig farm Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided a large combined forces exercises of the Korean People’s Army [KPA]’s three service branches in […]

Apr, 25

Promotions List Issued for Sun’s Day

A military promotions list was issued on April 14 (Fridayday), ahead of  Sun’s Day[April 15] (Kim Il Sung’s birth anniversary).  In his capacity as Korean People’s Army [KPA] Supreme Commander, Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) […]

Apr, 14

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