North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Choe Ryong Hae Taken Down a Notch

Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] Presidium Chairman Choe Ryong Hae (Ch’oe Ryong-hae) appears to have been taken down a peg in the regime’s formal hierarchy.  In a 15 August (Monday) DPRK state media report on the […]

Aug, 16

Concert and Fireworks Mark 69th Anniversary of FLW

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) attended a large concert and fireworks display commemorating the 69th anniversary of the armistice of the Fatherland Liberation (Korean) War was held […]

Jul, 30

Hyon Chol Hae Funeral Held

A funeral and graveside service were held on 22 May (Sunday) for Marshal Hyon Chol Hae (Hyo’n Ch’o’l-hae), a retired senior Korean People’s Army [KPA] official.  Hyon died on 19 May (Thursday) at the age […]

May, 24

KJU Arranges Banquet and Performance for PRC Delegation

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a mass games performance on September 9 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) attended a concert at Mansudae Art Theater […]

Sep, 12

Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju Visit Sinu’iju Cosmetics Factory

KJU’s last observed appearance was his visit to Sindo County Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) visited Sinu’iju Cosmetics Factory during the afternoon of June 29 (Friday).  Also […]

Jul, 01

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

6th Session of the 13th SPA Held

The sixth session of the 13th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] was held at Mansudae Assembly Hall on April 11 (Wednesday).  On the agenda were reports about the DPRK state budgets for 2017 and 2018, a […]

Apr, 14

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