North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

CRH Visits Hwanghae Provinces

State Affairs Commission 1st Vice Chairman and SPA Presidium President Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) toured several ri’s (ni’s) reconstructed due to storm damage in North and South Hwanghae Provinces. Choe visited Taecho’ng-ri in Unp’a […]

Oct, 25

80 Day Battle Kick Off at Pyongyang Meeting

The 80-Day Battle (Campaign) launched with a large army-people solidarity rally in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on 12 October.  Attending the rally from the platform were DPRK Premier Kim Tok Hun (Kim Tok-hun), […]

Oct, 14

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

KJU Visits Ku’msusan on KJI’s B-Day

KJU’s last observed public event was his attendance at a concert in Samjiyo’n Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n), along with select members of the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] Political Bureau visited Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of […]

Feb, 16

KJU Commands Missile Drill

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and commanded a live fire drill in Kuso’ng County, North P’yo’ngan on the afternoon (KST) of 9 May. Prior to the drill, Jong Un was briefed about its details.  […]

May, 09

Thursday is a SPA Day

The 14th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] opens its five-year term of office with its first session. In the days leading up to the SPA’s convocation, Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) conducted a walk through of […]

Apr, 10

Wicked Messenger: Why is Kim Yong Chol Still PY’s Choice for US-DPRK Rels?

  Why is Kim Yong Chol still Pyongyang’s Choice for U.S.-DPRK relations?  by Sarah Vogler  Kim Yong-Chol is on his way to Washington. Ever since North Korea’s shift to diplomatic rapprochement with South Korea and […]

Jan, 18

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