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North Korea’s COVID Numbers Don’t Add Up
May 27, 2022

North Korea’s COVID Numbers Don’t Add Up

By Justin Fendos
Given Omicron statistics from elsewhere, North Korea is either massively over-reporting cases or massively under-reporting deaths.

How Do North Korea’s COVID Quarantines Work?
May 26, 2022

How Do North Korea’s COVID Quarantines Work?

By Mun Dong Hui
A glimpse at how North Korea is managing home and centralized quarantines – and the penalties for escaping.
North Korea Launches 3 Ballistic Missiles
May 25, 2022

North Korea Launches 3 Ballistic Missiles

By Mitch Shin
Hours after U.S. President Joe Biden wrapped up his trip to South Korea and Japan, North Korea test-fired three ballistic missiles, including a suspected ICBM.

What Comes Next in North Korea’s Battle With Omicron?
May 19, 2022

What Comes Next in North Korea’s Battle With Omicron?

By Justin Fendos
How bad might North Korea’s first COVID-19 outbreak get, and what options does the international community have in responding?

North Korea’s COVID-19 Crisis
May 16, 2022

North Korea’s COVID-19 Crisis

By Mitch Shin
Pyongyang may resort to a nuclear test when it fails to prevent the spread of the coronavirus nationwide. 

North Korea Reports 6 Deaths After Admitting COVID-19 Outbreak
May 13, 2022

North Korea Reports 6 Deaths After Admitting COVID-19 Outbreak

By Kim Tong-Hyung and Hyung-Jin Kim
North Korea says there have been 350,000 cases of fever – including 18,000 on Thursday alone – but it's unclear how many of those with symptoms actually have COVID-19.

North Korea Confirms Omicron Case, Raising Fears of a COVID Catastrophe
May 12, 2022

North Korea Confirms Omicron Case, Raising Fears of a COVID Catastrophe

By Shannon Tiezzi
China’s example raises serious questions about how North Korea can possibly hope to combat the virus.
North Korea Launches 3 Short-Range Ballistic Missiles Shortly After Confirming 1st COVID Case
May 12, 2022

North Korea Launches 3 Short-Range Ballistic Missiles Shortly After Confirming 1st COVID Case

By Mitch Shin
Five days after test-firing a submarine-launched ballistic missile, North Korea conducted its 16th missile test this year.

North Korea Fires Suspected SLBM
May 09, 2022

North Korea Fires Suspected SLBM

By Mitch Shin
North Korea conducted its 15th missile test this year, believed to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile.

Pyongyang Pays South Korean Citizens in Crypto to Sell Military Secrets
May 09, 2022

Pyongyang Pays South Korean Citizens in Crypto to Sell Military Secrets

By Jason Bartlett
Cryptocurrency is not only a financial asset to steal and launder, but also a lucrative tool to help fund global espionage and recruit foreign agents.

Rebooting Talks With North Korea
May 07, 2022

Rebooting Talks With North Korea

By Mark Tokola
With new administrations in Washington, Seoul, and Tokyo, and a lack of alternative ways forward, maybe it is time to consider restarting multilateral talks – starting with the Six-Party format.
Northeast Asian Security Will Require North Korea’s Regional Reintegration
May 06, 2022

Northeast Asian Security Will Require North Korea’s Regional Reintegration

By Toby Dalton and Ankit Panda
South Korean, U.S., and regional security would be improved through risk reduction measures – such as reconnecting North Korea to regional security processes.

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