North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Ri Su Yong Meets with Raúl Castro

Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) Vice Chairman and Director of the WPK International Affairs Department Ri Su Yong (Ri Su-yo’ng) met with Communist Party of Cuba 1st Secretary Raúl Castro Ruz in Havana during the afternoon […]

Jul, 08

KJU Does Beijing (A Good Year for the Roses)

KJU’s last observed appearance was his return from Singapore on June 13 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and his wife Ri Sol Ju (Ri So’l-chu) visited China during June 19 (Tuesday) and June 20 (Wednesday).  […]

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

DPRK-Cuba Solidarity Committee Meets

The DPRK Committee for Solidarity with Cuba held its annual meeting on February 20 (Tuesday).  Among those attending from the DPRK side were DPRK Education Commission Chairman Kim Sung Du [Kim Su’ng-du], who serves as […]

Feb, 23

KPA Strategic Force Issues Statement

The Korean People’s Army [KPA] Strategic Force, which is responsible for North Korea’s ballistic missile units, issued a statement on August 8 (Tuesday) in which it said it was “now carefully examining the operational plan for […]

Aug, 09
CPRK Issues Statement on the Closure of Kaeso’ng Industrial Zone

CPRK Issues Statement on the Closure of Kaeso’ng Industrial Zone

The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (also known as the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland) issued a statement on the closure of the Kaeso’ng Industrial Zone (complex) on February 11 […]

Feb, 11

Gen. Pak Yong Sik and KPA Delegation Meet Vietnam’s President and Minister of Defense

Minister of the People’s Armed Forces Gen. Pak Yong Sik and a delegation of the Korean People’s Army [KPA] met with Vietnam’s President Trương Tấn Sang on November 27 (Friday).  Also attending the meeting were DPRK […]

Nov, 29

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