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Mitch Shin

Mitch Shin

Mitch Shin was an assistant editor at The Diplomat.

Prior to this position, Shin was chief Koreas correspondent for The Diplomat, covering foreign affairs and national security of the two Koreas. Also, he was a nonresident Korea Foundation fellow at Pacific Forum and a nonresident research fellow at the Institute for Security & Development Policy, Stockholm Korea Center.
An expert on the South Korean government’s policy on North Korea, his research areas are inter-Korean relations, North Korea-U.S. relations, South Korea-U.S. relations, deterrence, nonproliferation, and U.S. policy on North Korea. Shin is a regular columnist for Korea Times, and his articles and comments have also appeared in various publications including Fox News, Yahoo News, VOA, Asia Times, and Japan Times.
Shin received his B.A. from the University of Utah.
Posts by Mitch Shin
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March 17, 2023

North Korea Confirms Hwasong-17 ICBM Test

By Mitch Shin
A day after its ICBM launch, North Korea confirmed that it tested its Hwasong-17 ICBM in response to the ongoing South Korea-U.S. combined military exercises.
March 16, 2023

On Day of South Korea-Japan Summit Meeting, North Korea Fires ICBM 

By Mitch Shin
Hours before President Yoon held a meeting with the Japanese prime minister in Tokyo, North Korea fired an ICBM toward its eastern coast.

March 14, 2023

North Korea Fires 2 SRBMs as US, South Korea Conduct Military Drills

By Mitch Shin
A day after the South Korea-U.S. joint military drills kicked off, North Korea fired two SRBMs toward its eastern coast as a corresponding measure.

March 13, 2023

North Korea Says It Test-fired 2 Submarine-Launched Strategic Cruise Missiles

By Mitch Shin
After holding a Central Military Commission meeting, North Korea continued its preemptive response to the South Korea-U.S. joint military drills.

March 10, 2023

Kim Jong Un Guides North Korean Missile Launch

By Mitch Shin
Three days before the South Korea-U.S. combined military exercises kick off, North Korea launched short-range ballistic missiles toward its western coast.
March 07, 2023

Kim Yo Jong Joins the North’s Chorus Threatening Response to South Korea-US Military Drills

By Mitch Shin
Joining a series of North Korean statements over upcoming South Korea-U.S. military drills, the supreme leader’s sister warned of taking a military response.

March 06, 2023

North Korea Demands South Korea, US Halt Joint Military Drills

By Mitch Shin
Amid the reinvigoration of the South Korea-U.S. joint military drills, Pyongyang again framed the exercises as a direct threat to its regime.  
March 01, 2023

South Korean President Calls Japan ‘Partner’ on Independence Day

By Mitch Shin
In his address to celebrate the 104th anniversary of the March 1 Independence Movement, Yoon Suk-yeol said Japan has transformed into a partner sharing common values.

February 24, 2023

North Korea Says It Launched 4 Strategic Cruise Missiles

By Mitch Shin
North Korea claims to have tested cruise missiles a day after the South Korea-U.S. tabletop drills.

February 21, 2023

North Korea Launches Hwasong-15 ICBM

By Mitch Shin
North Korea followed up on threatened counteractions to the U.S. and South Korea by launching an ICBM and firing two multiple rocket launchers. 

February 17, 2023

North Korea Vows to Step up ‘Counteractions’ to South Korea-US Joint Drills  

By Mitch Shin
In a statement published in KCNA, North Korea warned the U.S. and South Korea of “unprecedentedly persistent and strong counteractions.” 
February 14, 2023

South Korea, US, Japan Focus on North Korea’s Nuclear Threat at Trilateral Meeting

By Mitch Shin
The countries reaffirmed their trilateral coordination to cope with North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats.

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