September 09, 2021
The Worsening Plight of North Korean Soldiers
By Gabriela Bernal
Soldiers are going beyond robbing homes and are now even targeting food storage facilities run by government agencies
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 01, 2021
North Korea Without Nukes: How Does It Measure Up?
By Joost Oliemans
Evaluating North Korea’s conventional military strength.
July 01, 2020
Ankit Panda on Kim Jong Un and the Bomb
By Shannon Tiezzi
An interview with Panda about his new book, and the past and future of North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs.
November 29, 2018
Is North Korea’s MiG-29 Fleet Growing?
By Abraham Ait
License production contracts with Russia and technical assistance deals may be strengthening North Korea’s air force.
November 02, 2018
North Korea and the Prestige Dilemma
By Kristian McGuire
Security guarantees are one thing, but will Pyongyang ever give up the national prestige of having nuclear weapons?
August 08, 2017
Why Did the UAE Purchase Weapons From North Korea?
By Samuel Ramani
Why a U.S. Gulf ally maintains a covert military trade with Pyongyang.
July 17, 2015
Why Did North Korea's Defense Minister Vanish?
By 38 North / Alexandre Mansourov
The reason for General Hyon Yong-chol's disappearance -- and his fate -- remains a mystery.
March 24, 2015
How Worried Should Seoul Be About North Korea's Missiles?
By Tae-jun Kang
Does South Korea need THAAD to defend against Pyongyang's missiles?
February 11, 2015
North Korea's New Anti-Ship Missile: 'Cutting Edge' Threat or No?
By Ankit Panda
Just how deadly is North Korea's new anti-ship missile?
February 11, 2015
What Does North Korea’s Latest Missile Test Tell Us?
By Prashanth Parameswaran
Some say it could be a sign of Pyongyang’s growing capabilities.
April 18, 2013
Dealing with North Korea – What Comes Next?
Given the irreconcilable positions on denuclearization and levels of mistrust, it will be a long, tough road.