North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Senior DPRK Officials Visit Ku’msusan to Mark Anniversary of KIS’ Demise

Senior DPRK officials visited Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang at midnight on July 8 (Sunday), the 24th anniversary of the death of DPRK President and founder Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng). Among the […]

Jul, 08

DPRK Foreign Ministry Issues Spox Statement on meeting with US officials

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement on July 7 (Saturday) about the two day interaction between Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol (Kim Yo’ng-ch’o’l) and Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son […]

Jul, 08

KJU Does Beijing (A Good Year for the Roses)

KJU’s last observed appearance was his return from Singapore on June 13 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) visited China during June 19 (Tuesday) and June 20 (Wednesday).  […]

Jun, 24

KJU Does Singapore (Poor Boys and Pilgrims with Families) Volume III

KJU’s last observed appearance was his evening tour around Singapore on June 11 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) met with US President Donald J. Trump at Sentosa Island, Singapore, from the morning to mid-afternoon local […]

Jun, 13

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

Choe Son Hui Issues Statement on Forthcoming US-DPRK Summit

DPRK Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son Hui (Ch’oe Son-hu’i) issued a statement on DPRK-US relations, ahead of the not-canceled-yet US-DPRK summit.  Madame Choe also lambasted recent media comments of senior US Government officials.  […]

May, 24

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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