North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Chronology of military events since mid-September

The following is a rolling chronology of ballistic missile events (drills and test firings), artillery shelling incidents and external military exercises (US-ROK, US-JP and US-ROK-JP) that have occurred in and around the Korean Peninsula since […]

Oct, 20

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

Where is Ri Yong Ho?

Former DPRK Foreign Minister [FM] Ri Yong Ho (Ri Yo’ng-ho) has been out of North Korean public life eye for over two years.  Of course, this is one of those “drop in the ocean” observations.  […]

Mar, 22

“Coating a Mad Dog in Sheepskin”: KYJ Issues Statement Decrying US-ROK Exercises

Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee Deputy (vice) Director Kim Yo Jong [Kim Yo’-cho’ng] issued a statement on 15 March (Monday) upbraiding the ROK Government for its participation in joint US-ROK exercises which commenced […]

Mar, 15

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

DPRK Central Leadership Vote in 14th SPA Elections

Senior DPRK Government and Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] officials voted in elections for the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA] on March 10, 2019.  According to to KCNA the members of the central leadership “met […]

Mar, 10

5th Inter Korea Summit Held

ROK President Moon Jae In and a large delegation visited the DPRK during September 18 (Tuesday) to September 20 (Thursday). Moon arrived at Pyongyang International Airport during the morning of September 18.  Kim Jong Un […]

Sep, 21

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