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Nighttime in Pyongyang: Aesthetics and Deterrence Under Kim Jong Un
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.

The Tactical Implications of North Korea’s Military Modernization
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.  
North Korea Holds Nighttime Military Parade After Party Congress
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). 

China Underscores Solidarity With North Korea on Party Anniversary
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.

North Korea’s No-Mask Military Parade Angers South Korea
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.

North Korea Strengthens Propaganda Efforts Ahead of Key Party Anniversary
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.

What to Expect From North Korea’s Military Parade
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.
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