North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Kim Ki Nam Funeral Committee

Kim Ki Nam, former DPRK propaganda and culture chieftain, passed away due to old age and chronic health (“decrepitude and multiple organ dysfunction,” according to KCNA) at the age of 94 in Pyongyang on 7 […]

May, 08

Kim Ju Ae Watch

With Kim Jong Un’s inspection of the DPRK National Aerospace Development Agency [NADA], Kim Ju has attended and participated in her twelfth observed public appearance since November 2022.  Numerous theories have been offered up as […]

Apr, 20

Try to Understand: He’s Mosaic Man

The ROK NIS has speculated that a senior Korean People’s Army [KPA] official who attended a 19 March ballistic missile drill along side Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and Kim Ju Ae (Kim Chu-a’e) is […]

Apr, 04

KJU Supervises Tactical Nuclear Counterattack Drill

The Korean People’s Army [KPA], Missile Guidance Bureau and Nuclear Weapons Institute staged a two-day nuclear command and control [NC2] drill which simulated a tactical nuclear weapons’ counterattack on 18 March (Saturday) and 19 March […]

Mar, 22

SLCM Launched near Sinp’o

The DPRK fired off submarine-launched cruise missiles during the morning of 12 March (Sunday) from Kyo’ngp’o Bay near Sinp’o, South Hamgyo’ng.  DPRK state media reported that the cruise missile drill used the tester submarine 8.24 […]

Mar, 14

FM Issues Statement on human rights critique ahead of joint exercises

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement on 13 March (Monday) ahead of the kick-off of US-ROK joint exercises, Freedom Shield and Warrior Shield.  The Foreign Ministry said:   The Foreign Ministry of the DPRK […]

Mar, 14

FM Comms Office Issues Statement

The Foreign Ministry’s comms department’s Foreign News Section issued a statement about joint US-ROK military exercises on 6 March (Monday): Despite our repeated warnings, the US intentionally continues to aggravate the situation in the Korean […]

Mar, 07

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