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Mitch Shin

Mitch Shin

Mitch Shin is Chief Koreas Correspondent for The Diplomat and a non-resident Research Fellow of the Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP), Stockholm Korea Center.

Mitch Shin was previously a journalist for Asia Times for a year and a half, working in Seoul, South Korea. Shin was also a news assistant for contributors at DW and Al Jazeera before joining the team. He received a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Utah.
Follow him on Twitter: @MitchShin5
Posts by Mitch Shin
November 28, 2022

Kim Jong Un Emphasizes Nuclear Development as North Korea’s ‘Ultimate Goal’

By Mitch Shin
Kim continues to double down on the importance of the nuclear program for his country.

November 25, 2022

North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong Slams Sanctions Measures

By Mitch Shin
After Kim’s statement belittling Yoon in August, this was her second discourteous statement toward the South Korean president.
November 21, 2022

Kim Jong Un Guides Hwasong-17 ICBM Test

By Mitch Shin
A day after North Korea launched its Hwasong-17 ICBM, its state media KCNA released more details on the missile test.

November 18, 2022

North Korea Fires ICBM

By Mitch Shin
A day after it launched an SRBM, North Korea fired an ICBM off its east coast, a repeat of a previous failed test.

November 17, 2022

Following South Korea-US-Japan Trilateral Summit, North Korea Launches an SRBM

By Mitch Shin
Hours after KCNA published a belligerent statement from its foreign minister, the North launched a short-range ballistic missile toward its east coast on Thursday. 

November 15, 2022

Facing North Korea’s Missile Threats, South Korea, US, Japan Reaffirm Joint Commitment

By Mitch Shin
In the trilateral summit on Sunday, Seoul, Washington, and Tokyo reaffirmed their joint commitment in the face of Pyongyang’s missile threats, but no new measure to renew the stalled dialogue were announced. 
November 09, 2022

North Korea Launches 1 Ballistic Missile

By Mitch Shin
Four days after it launched four SRBMs, North Korea again fired a missile into the sea to its east.

November 07, 2022

North Korea Releases Details on ‘Corresponding’ Military Operations

By Mitch Shin
Pyongyang said it launched dozens of missiles and hundreds of artillery shells as corresponding military operations against the South Korea-U.S. joint military air drill.

November 04, 2022

North Korea Launches 3 SRBMs and 80 Artillery Shells

By Mitch Shin
Following the South Korean and U.S. militaries’ decision to extend their joint military air drill, North Korea launched another barrage of missiles and artillery on Thursday. 

November 03, 2022

North Korea Launches Suspected Hwasong-17 ICBM

By Mitch Shin
A day after it tested more than 25 missiles, North Korea launched three ballistic missiles toward its east coast – including a likely ICBM.

November 02, 2022

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Toward South Korean Island

By Mitch Shin
Following up on a statement from its military official, North Korea launched at least more than 25 missiles and 100 artillery shells in a day.
November 01, 2022

North Korea Warns of ‘Consequences’ for South Korea-US Joint Military Exercises

By Mitch Shin
On the same day South Korea and the U.S. kicked off a joint military air drill, North Korea released a statement threatening to take follow-up measures.

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