North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

KPA Service Personnel Meet for Day of the Shining Star

Korean People’s Army [KPA] officers and service members gathered at Ku’msusan Memorial Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang on February 14 (Sunday) for a loyalty meeting on the occasions of the Day of the Shining […]

Feb, 14

Ri Myong Su Reappears at KMS-4 Meeting

General Ri Myong Su (Ri Myo’ng-su), who served as Minister of People’s Security from 2011 to 2013, appeared at a February 8, 2016 rally in Pyongyang that celebrated the successful launch of the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-4 [KMS-4]. […]

Feb, 09

Pyongyang Mass Rally Celebrates KMS-4 Launch

An Army-People mass rally celebrating the launch of the Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-4 [KMS-4] was held in Kim Il Sung (Kim Il-so’ng) Square in central Pyongyang on February 8 (Monday).  According to KCNA the rally was attended by […]

Feb, 09

Kim Jong Un Issued Launch Order on February 6

Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a joint expanded meeting of the WPK Central Committee and Korean People’s Army WPK Committee Meeting in Pyongyang during February 2 and February 3 DPRK […]

Feb, 06
NADA Releases Report on Feb. 7 Space Launch

NADA Releases Report on Feb. 7 Space Launch

DPRK state media released a report from the DPRK National Aerospace Development Administration on February 7 (Sunday) in connection to its launch of a long-range rocket.  According to KCNA the report said: Scientists and technicians […]

Feb, 06

Kim Jong Un Visits January 18 General Machinery Plant

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his visit to Ku’msusan to commemorate the fourth anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s demise DPRK state media reported on December 20 (Sunday) that Kim Jong Un (Kim […]

Dec, 20

Kim Jong Un Visits Pyongchon Revolutionary Site

  Kim Jong Un’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a photo-op with KPA service members and officers that participated in the 4th Conference of KPA Artillery Personnel DPRK state media reported on December […]

Dec, 09

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