North Korea Leadership Watch

Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership

Central Committee Plenum Opens

The 6th plenum (plenary meeting) of the 8th Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee opened at the Central Committee Office Building (WPK Central Committee Office Complex #1) in Pyongyang on 26 December (Monday).  The […]

Dec, 28

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

Pak To Chun (1944-202?)

Pak To Chun (Pak To-ch’un) has passed away.  Rather than a state media announcement about Pak’s death, his demise was disclosed during a KCNA report about the burial of his remains in the Patriotic Martyrs’ […]

Sep, 02

KJU Visits Liberation Tower

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) visited the Liberation Tower in Pyongyang on 28 July (Thursday) to mark the armistice of the Fatherland Liberation (Korean) War.  Also in attendance were Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) Secretary […]

Jul, 30

Changes in the Central Committee

Ri Pyong Chol (Ri Pyo’ng-ch’o’l) returned to North Korean public life, following a ten-month absence.  Going back to 2014, Ri was the leading official in the country’s missile and WMD development and production.  To that […]

Apr, 30

KJU and RSJ Attend DOTSS Concert

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 in central Pyongyang on Tuesday (16 February) to mark the Day of the Shining Star, […]

Feb, 17

KJU and Central Leadership Visit Ku’msusan

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) and members of the central leadership visited Ku’msusan Palace of the Sun n 16 February (Tuesday) to commemorate the Day of the Shining Star, or birth anniversary of his father, […]

Feb, 17

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