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South Korea: North’s ‘Very Important Test’ Was of Rocket Engine
December 10, 2019

South Korea: North’s ‘Very Important Test’ Was of Rocket Engine

By Hyung-Jin Kim
Seoul said a previously unspecified test at Sohae Satellite Launching Ground was a rocket engine test.

Trump: North Korea‘s Kim Jong Un Could Lose ’Everything’ If ’Hostile’ Behavior Continues
December 09, 2019

Trump: North Korea‘s Kim Jong Un Could Lose ’Everything’ If ’Hostile’ Behavior Continues

By Ankit Panda
The U.S. president suggested Kim had much to lose if he pushed too far.
North Korea Announces Completion of ‘Very Important’ Test at Satellite Launching Ground
December 08, 2019

North Korea Announces Completion of ‘Very Important’ Test at Satellite Launching Ground

By Ankit Panda
Saturday‘s test may foreshadow a return to long-range missile testing by North Korea.

What’s Behind North Korea’s Missile Testing?
December 04, 2019

What’s Behind North Korea’s Missile Testing?

By Liang Tuang Nah
The recent barrage of missile tests by North Korea is part political signaling, but it also has clear military and economic motivations.

North Korea Announces Ruling Party Plenary Meeting for Late December 2019
December 04, 2019

North Korea Announces Ruling Party Plenary Meeting for Late December 2019

By Ankit Panda
The plenary meeting may coincide with a major policy decision by Kim Jong Un on diplomacy with the United States.

Kim Jong Un‘s End-of-2019 Deadline Approaches: What Lies on the Other Side?
December 04, 2019

Kim Jong Un‘s End-of-2019 Deadline Approaches: What Lies on the Other Side?

By Ankit Panda
The failure of U.S. engagement with North Korea in 2019 may manifest in a new crisis in 2020.

North Korean Official: Up to United States What ‘Christmas Gift’ It Receives
December 03, 2019

North Korean Official: Up to United States What ‘Christmas Gift’ It Receives

By Ankit Panda
The warning may foreshadow further missile testing or another demonstration before the end of the year.
Will the Impeachment Inquiry Against Trump Influence the Korean Peace Process?
November 30, 2019

Will the Impeachment Inquiry Against Trump Influence the Korean Peace Process?

By Ildar Daminov
Current prospects for the Korean peace process do not look promising and the impeachment inquiry against Trump makes them even more bleak. 

North Korea’s Economy: The View From China
November 28, 2019

North Korea’s Economy: The View From China

By Mu Chunshan
Sanctions aside, many Chinese businesspeople are willing to invest across the border. Is North Korea ready to open its doors for them?

South Korea Expresses ‘Regret’ at North Korean Violation of 2018 Military Agreement
November 26, 2019

South Korea Expresses ‘Regret’ at North Korean Violation of 2018 Military Agreement

By Ankit Panda
Kim Jong Un oversaw live-fire coastal artillery drills that Seoul sees as a violation of a September 2018 agreement.

The Trouble With Resuming Mount Kumgang Tourism
November 21, 2019

The Trouble With Resuming Mount Kumgang Tourism

By Saeme Kim
Pyongyang’s move to demolish South Korean facilities has Seoul in a bind, but jumping to restart cooperation would be unwise.
North Korea Goes Nuclear: A Postmortem
November 21, 2019

North Korea Goes Nuclear: A Postmortem

By Denny Roy
How was North Korea able to attain nuclear missiles, despite U.S. opposition, when so many other countries have failed to do so?

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