North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Jong Un Meets High-Level Delegation

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the KPA Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) held a meeting in central Pyongyang on February 12 […]

Feb, 13

KPA General Staff Issues Statement

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] General Staff issued a statement on August 8 (Tuesday) responding, primarily, to recent UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea’s recent missile tests and the recent public commentary of senior […]

Aug, 09

Kim Jong Un Inspects Island Defense Units of the KPA Southwestern Command

  KJU’s last observed appearance was his observation and guidance of live fire exercises on April 25 (Army Day) DPRK state media reported on May 5 (Friday) that Kim  Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted a […]

May, 05

National Report Meeting Commemorates KIS’ 105th Birth Anniversary

A national report meeting commemorating the 105th birth anniversary of late DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) was held at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in central Pyongyang on April 14 (Friday).  Kim […]

Apr, 15

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides SOF Contest

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at the fifth session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly on April 11 DPRK state media reported on April 13 (Thursday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed […]

Apr, 13

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
CPRK Issues Statement on the Closure of Kaeso’ng Industrial Zone

CPRK Issues Statement on the Closure of Kaeso’ng Industrial Zone

The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (also known as the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland) issued a statement on the closure of the Kaeso’ng Industrial Zone (complex) on February 11 […]

Feb, 11

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