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The US, South Korea and Japan Conduct Naval Drills in a Show of Strength Against North Korea

The US, South Korea and Japan Conduct Naval Drills in a Show of Strength Against North Korea

By Kim Tong-hyung
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been on a provocative run of weapons testing and threats that raised regional tensions to their highest point in years.

North Korea is Preparing for a New Round of Weapons Tests, South Korean Spy Agency Says

North Korea is Preparing for a New Round of Weapons Tests, South Korean Spy Agency Says

By Hyung-jin Kim
The National Intelligence Services aid it has detected unusually heavy activities at a North Korean facility that produces solid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles and at another site related to liquid-fueled ICBMs.
How the US SSBN Port Call in Busan Bolsters Extended Deterrence

How the US SSBN Port Call in Busan Bolsters Extended Deterrence

By Jihoon Yu and Erik French
By announcing the USS Kentucky’s visit to Busan, the U.S. temporarily rendered one of its key assets more vulnerable, showing that it is willing to run risks on behalf of South Korea. 

Rival Koreas Mark Armistice Anniversary in Two Different Ways That Highlight Rising Tensions

Rival Koreas Mark Armistice Anniversary in Two Different Ways That Highlight Rising Tensions

By Kim Tong-hyung
North Korea has invited delegations from China and Russia to attend festivities in Pyongyang; meanwhile, the mood is more somber in South Korea.

Reflecting on the Korean Armistice, 70 Years Later

Reflecting on the Korean Armistice, 70 Years Later

By Shannon Tiezzi
The Korean Peninsula remains divided, but in South Korea at least there are “wide-ranging and serious reflections on the meaning and consequences of the war,” says historian Gregg A. Brazinsky.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

North Korea Denounces South Korea-US Joint Military Drills

North Korea Denounces South Korea-US Joint Military Drills

By Mitch Shin
North Korea asserted that the extensive South Korea-U.S. joint military drills push the security situation on the Korean Peninsula to “the brink of a nuclear war.”

North Korea’s Kim Yo Jong Slams Sanctions Measures

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.
Class Struggle, the Biggest Challenge to North Korea’s Economic Development

Class Struggle, the Biggest Challenge to North Korea’s Economic Development

By Chan Young Bang
Both domestically and internationally, class struggle prevents North Korea from integrating into the world economy. 

Why Did North Korea Sever Diplomatic Ties With Malaysia?

Why Did North Korea Sever Diplomatic Ties With Malaysia?

By Adam Leong Kok Wey
The move should be interpreted in the context of the DPRK's fraught relationship with the United States.

North Korea Cuts Diplomatic Ties With Malaysia Over US Extradition

North Korea Cuts Diplomatic Ties With Malaysia Over US Extradition

By Hyung-Jin Kim
North Korean national Mun Chol Myong is accused of sending luxury goods from Singapore to North Korea in violation of U.N. sanctions

North Korea Holds Huge Military Parade as Kim Vows Nuclear Might

North Korea Holds Huge Military Parade as Kim Vows Nuclear Might

By Associated Press
The parade, which included a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, closed out the eight-day Workers' Party congress.
North Korea’s Biggest Political Event Comes at Fraught Moment

North Korea’s Biggest Political Event Comes at Fraught Moment

By Associated Press
The Worker's Party's apex meeting comes after a year of economic pain resulting from COVID-19-induced border closures.

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