North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

MAR Kim Yong Chun (1936-2018)

Marshal Kim Yong Chun (Kim Yo’ng-ch’un), a semi-retired member of the core leadership and a leading member of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) high command for over two decades, died at the age of 82 […]

Aug, 20

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

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

Forestry and Environmental Officials Meet

A meeting of environmental protection and forestry officials was held at People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on February 21 (Wednesday).  Among those attending the meeting were DPRK Premier and State Affairs Commission Vice Chairman […]

Feb, 23

8 February Army Day to be Commemorated

The Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Political Bureau publicized a decision on January 22 (Monday) that the Army Foundation Day would be marked on February 8, reverting to the historical anniversary when the Korean People’s […]

Jan, 26

Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Strategic Force Command Element

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a banquet at Moknan House with missile test personnel Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted a field inspection of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] Strategic Force’s command […]

Aug, 15

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

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