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Previewing North Korea’s Strategic Moves in 2024 

Previewing North Korea’s Strategic Moves in 2024 

By Mitch Shin
Expect North Korea to continue to advance military ties with Russia, push forward key advanced weapons programs (like nuclear subs), and generally shun diplomacy with the U.S. and South Korea.
How the Travis King Saga Relates to the North Korea-Russia Summit 

How the Travis King Saga Relates to the North Korea-Russia Summit 

By Seong-Hyon Lee
There are shifting dynamics in North Korea’s diplomatic strategy, particularly concerning its relationships with the U.S. and Russia. 

What Do North Korea and Russia Want From Each Other?

What Do North Korea and Russia Want From Each Other?

By Hyung-jin Kim and Kim Tong-hyung
Kim Jong Un is in Russia, his first foreign destination since the pandemic started. What will be on the agenda when he meets with Putin?

Kim Jong Un’s Possible Train Trip to Russia 

Kim Jong Un’s Possible Train Trip to Russia 

By Kim Tong-hyung and Hyung-jin Kim
The trip could be like his 2019 journey: 20 hours on his armored train.

North Korea Launches Cruise Missiles as US, South Korean Troops Begin Annual Drills

North Korea Launches Cruise Missiles as US, South Korean Troops Begin Annual Drills

By Hyung-jin Kim
Kim Jong Un reportedly observed the launch of strategic cruise missiles from a patrol vessel.
North Korea’s Kim Orders Sharp Increase in Missile Production, Days Before South Korea-US Drills

North Korea’s Kim Orders Sharp Increase in Missile Production, Days Before South Korea-US Drills

By Hyung-jin Kim
Kim Jong Un toured factories producing tactical missiles, mobile launch platforms, armored vehicles, and artillery shells, ordering them to “drastically boost” production capacity.

The Apparent Rise of Kim Jong Un’s Daughter

The Apparent Rise of Kim Jong Un’s Daughter

By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
And the fading prominence of his sister Kim Yo Jong.
North Korea Heralds Completion of Its First Military Reconnaissance Satellite

North Korea Heralds Completion of Its First Military Reconnaissance Satellite

By Mitch Shin
Kim Jong Un inspected the National Aerospace Development Administration and urged technicians to launch the military reconnaissance satellite at the planned (but unspecified) date.

North Korean Leader Guides Central Military Commission Meeting

North Korean Leader Guides Central Military Commission Meeting

By Mitch Shin
While ghosting daily calls with South Korea, North Korea reaffirmed its clear intention to beef up its nuclear capabilities. 

Using Tourism for Insights into North Korea

Using Tourism for Insights into North Korea

By ISOZAKI Atsuhito
The resumption of inbound tourism is a barometer of the situation in the hermit kingdom.

Kim Wants North Korea to Make More Nuclear Material for Bombs

Kim Wants North Korea to Make More Nuclear Material for Bombs

By Kim Tong-hyung
Kim Jong Un told officials and scientists at a state nuclear weapons institute they must ramp up bomb fuel production to meet his goals to expand his nuclear arsenal “exponentially.”
The Subversive Influence of Women in North Korea

The Subversive Influence of Women in North Korea

By Emily Charley
Despite the regime’s deeply pervasive misogyny, North Korean women are making strides in the country's political and social spheres. 

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