North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Day Two at the CC Plenum

The second day of the 7th plenary meeting of the 8th Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee took place in central Pyongyang on 27 February (Monday).  Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n; KJU) once again […]

Feb, 28

KJU Attends Groundbreaking of Sop’o Apartment Complex

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of an apartment complex in Sop’o neighborhood in Pyongyang on 25 February (Saturday).  Also in attendance was his daughter, Kim Ju Ae (Kim Chu-a’e), […]

Feb, 28

DPRK Drills Tactical Nuke MLRS

Korean People’s Army [KPA] artillery units launched two short-range projectiles using a 600 mm multiple-launch rocket system [MLRS] on the morning (KST) of 20 February Sukch’o’n County, South P’yo’ngan.  The KPA  units also conducted tunnel-based […]

Feb, 20

2023 Chronology of Missile and Military Events

The following is a rolling chronology of ballistic missile events (drills and test firings), military engagement and external military exercises (US-ROK, US-JP and US-ROK-JP) that occur in and around the the Korean Peninsula during 2023.  […]

Feb, 19

Hwasong-15 launched from Sunan

On the afternoon (KST) of 18 February (Saturday), the DPRK’s Missile General Bureau managed a drill of the Hwasong-15 theater ballistic missile from the Sunan area of Pyongyang. The missile drill was held after an […]

Feb, 19

Central Committee Plenum Opens

The 6th plenum (plenary meeting) of the 8th Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee opened at the Central Committee Office Building (WPK Central Committee Office Complex #1) in Pyongyang on 26 December (Monday).  The […]

Dec, 28

DPRK Constitution Turns 50

A meeting commemorating the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of the DPRK Constitution was held at Mansudae Assembly Hall on 26 December (Monday).  According to DPRK state media, the meeting “marked a significant occasion which […]

Dec, 28

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