January 30, 2021
Nighttime in Pyongyang: Aesthetics and Deterrence Under Kim Jong Un
By Megan DuBois
By focusing exclusively on the traditional hard power implications of North Korea’s missile systems, analysts are missing much of Pyongyang’s strategy.
January 27, 2021
The Tactical Implications of North Korea’s Military Modernization
By Liang Tuang Nah
Displays of new North Korean military equipment are likely meant to implement deterrence via posturing, with no real impact on the regional balance of power.
January 15, 2021
North Korea Holds Nighttime Military Parade After Party Congress
By Mitch Shin
After the Workers’ Party’s Eighth Congress, North Korea held a military parade to display its missiles, with an emphasis on SLBMs (and a curious absence of ICBMs).
October 14, 2020
China Underscores Solidarity With North Korea on Party Anniversary
By Shannon Tiezzi
Beijing downplayed the military parade - and the new ICBM - but was keen to praise Kim Jong Un's leadership and achievements.
October 13, 2020
North Korea’s No-Mask Military Parade Angers South Korea
By Tae-jun Kang
Apparently North Korea’s commitment to fighting COVID-19 – which saw a South Korean official killed in early October – has its limits.
October 09, 2020
North Korea Strengthens Propaganda Efforts Ahead of Key Party Anniversary
By Tae-jun Kang
There hasn't been much to celebrate in North Korea this year. But with a key anniversary looming, the propaganda machine is trying to set a more festive mood.
October 06, 2020
What to Expect From North Korea’s Military Parade
By Bruce Klingner
Pyongyang is likely preparing to reveal new missiles – and more – during anniversary celebrations on October 10.