North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

“Coating a Mad Dog in Sheepskin”: KYJ Issues Statement Decrying US-ROK Exercises

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee Deputy (vice) Director Kim Yo Jong [Kim Yo’-cho’ng] issued a statement on 15 March (Monday) upbraiding the ROK Government for its participation in joint US-ROK exercises which commenced […]

Mar, 15

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

Central Report Meeting Marks 24th anniversary of KJI’s Election as NDC Chairman

  A central report meeting commemorating the 24th anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il’s (Kim Cho’ng-il) election as chairman of the National Defense Commission [NDC] was held at the April 25 House of […]

Apr, 10

Kim Jong Un Visits Mindulle Notebook Factory

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ku’msusan on the 104th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung DPRK state media reported on April 19 (Tuesday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited […]

Apr, 18

Kim Jong Un Attends Awards Ceremony and Photo-op with KMS-4 Personnel

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his February 16 visit to Ku’msusan Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) presided over a state awards ceremony and had a commemorative photo session with personnel involved in the […]

Feb, 18

Central Report Meeting Commemorates KJI’s Birth Anniversary

A central report meeting was held at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium on February 15 (Monday) to commemorate the birth anniversary of late DPRK leader Kim Jong Il (Kim Cho’ng-il).   Among those attending the meeting from […]

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

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