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

Construction in KJU’s Backyard

Satellite imagery shows a combination of ongoing and finished construction projects in two VIP areas in central Pyongyang.  These VIP areas are located in central Pyongyang’s “Forbidden City” where Kim Jong Un (KJU; Kim Cho’ng-u’n) […]

Aug, 21

KTH Visits Industrial Sites

DPRK Premier Kim Tok Hun (Kim Tok-hun) visited coal mines and Kwangch’o’n Chicken Farm.  He also visited Pukch’ang Thermal Power Plant and the 8 February Jiktong Youth Coal Mine. According to state media the colliers […]

Oct, 18

PPJ Visits Pukch’ang

Korean Workers Party [KWP] Vice Chairman Pak Pong Ju (Pak Pong-chu) conducted inspections of Pukch’ang Thermal Power Complex and the Namyang mine of the To’kch’o’n Area Coal Mining Complex.  He also visited houses under construction […]

Oct, 18

P’unggye-ri Nuclear Test Site Demolished (In some places)

The underground nuclear test site at P’unggye-ri, Kilchu County, North Hamgyo’ng was dismantled on May 24 (Thursday) in an event covered by representatives of the international news media.  According to DPRK state media, the demolition […]

May, 25

KJU Participates in Three WMD Personnel Events

KJU’s last observed appearance was his attendance at a meeting of the Political Bureau Presidium in Pyongyang on September 3 Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) attended three events for WMD personnel in Pyongyang on September […]

Sep, 10

Kim Jong Un Observes and Guides Ballistic Missile Test

Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) observed and guided the test launch of the Pugukso’ng-2 ballistic missile near Pukch’ang, South P’yo’ngan, on the afternoon [NKST] of May 21 (Sunday).  Joining him for the test launch were […]

May, 21

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