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North Korea Launches 3 Ballistic Missiles
May 25, 2022

North Korea Launches 3 Ballistic Missiles

By Mitch Shin
Hours after U.S. President Joe Biden wrapped up his trip to South Korea and Japan, North Korea test-fired three ballistic missiles, including a suspected ICBM.

North Korea Fires Suspected SLBM
May 09, 2022

North Korea Fires Suspected SLBM

By Mitch Shin
North Korea conducted its 15th missile test this year, believed to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile.
Kim Jong Un Underlines North Korea’s Nuclear Capabilities in Military Parade  
April 26, 2022

Kim Jong Un Underlines North Korea’s Nuclear Capabilities in Military Parade  

By Mitch Shin
North Korea held a military parade to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army on Monday.

North Korea Tests Tactical Guided Weapon
April 18, 2022

North Korea Tests Tactical Guided Weapon

By Mitch Shin
North Korea tested its “new-type tactical guided weapon” a day after the birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung. Seoul apparently did not detect the launch before the North’s state media reported it.

Seoul Says North Korea Didn’t Test Hwasong-17 ICBM After All
March 30, 2022

Seoul Says North Korea Didn’t Test Hwasong-17 ICBM After All

By Mitch Shin
South Korea’s Defense Ministry said the missile launched on March 24 was not Pyongyang’s new Hwasong-17 ICBM, but the older Hwasong-15.  

North Korea Confirms Test of Its New Hwasong-17 ICBM
March 25, 2022

North Korea Confirms Test of Its New Hwasong-17 ICBM

By Mitch Shin
In response, the U.S. imposed new sanctions on the entities and individuals of North Korea and Russia involved in the North’s missile program. 

North Korea’s Suspected Missile Launch Fails, South Korea’s Military Says
March 16, 2022

North Korea’s Suspected Missile Launch Fails, South Korea’s Military Says

By Mitch Shin
Days after the U.S. warned of North Korea testing its new ICBM system, South Korea’s military said the North failed to launch an unidentified projectile.
How North Korea Views the Ukraine Crisis
March 14, 2022

How North Korea Views the Ukraine Crisis

By Edward Howell
Has the Russian invasion of Ukraine changed North Korea’s strategic calculus?

US Warns North Korea’s Reconnaissance Satellite Tests Are Cover for ICBM Development
March 11, 2022

US Warns North Korea’s Reconnaissance Satellite Tests Are Cover for ICBM Development

By Mitch Shin
The U.S. and South Korean military defined North Korea’s reconnaissance satellite tests conducted on February 27 and March 5 as a test for its new ICBM system.

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile for Reconnaissance Satellite Test
March 07, 2022

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile for Reconnaissance Satellite Test

By Mitch Shin
Four days before the South Korean presidential election, North Korea conducted an “important” second reconnaissance satellite test – its second in a week. 

North Korea Is Irrelevant Again
February 23, 2022

North Korea Is Irrelevant Again

By Denny Roy
Continued missile testing by North Korea will not compel Seoul, Tokyo, or Washington to seek the negotiations Pyongyang could use to address its needs.
Biden Must Recalibrate Policy on North Korea
February 01, 2022

Biden Must Recalibrate Policy on North Korea

By Mitch Shin
North Korea is not testing missiles in a bid to entice the U.S. into talks. Pyongyang is honing its missile arsenal as a goal in and of itself.

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