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Could More Powerful South Korean Ballistic Missiles Actually Help North Korea?
June 03, 2021

Could More Powerful South Korean Ballistic Missiles Actually Help North Korea?

By A. B. Abrams
The U.S. decision to lift restrictions on South Korean missile development could be a blessing in disguise for Pyongyang.

Biden’s Korea Policy Faces Its First Test
March 25, 2021

Biden’s Korea Policy Faces Its First Test

By Bruce Klingner
After laying the groundwork during Asia travel by the secretaries of state and defense, the administration now must respond to the first provocation from North Korea.
North Korea Test-Fires Ballistic Missiles in Message to US
March 25, 2021

North Korea Test-Fires Ballistic Missiles in Message to US

By Kim Tong-Hyung
Days after the U.S. downplayed Pyongyang's cruise missile tests, the North upped the ante by launching two ballistic missiles.

North Korea Fires Short-Range Missiles in First Challenge to Biden Administration
March 24, 2021

North Korea Fires Short-Range Missiles in First Challenge to Biden Administration

By Mitch Shin
North Korea fired multiple short-range cruise missiles after the United States and South Korea finished their springtime joint military exercise.  

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.

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.
Ankit Panda on Kim Jong Un and the Bomb
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.

New Construction Seen at Missile-Related Site in North Korea
December 24, 2019

New Construction Seen at Missile-Related Site in North Korea

By Associated Press
Satellite images show the completion of a new structure at the March 16 Factory near Pyongyang.

South Korea: North’s ‘Very Important Test’ Was of Rocket Engine
December 10, 2019

South Korea: North’s ‘Very Important Test’ Was of Rocket Engine

By Hyung-Jin Kim
Seoul said a previously unspecified test at Sohae Satellite Launching Ground was a rocket engine test.

What’s Behind North Korea’s Missile Testing?
December 04, 2019

What’s Behind North Korea’s Missile Testing?

By Liang Tuang Nah
The recent barrage of missile tests by North Korea is part political signaling, but it also has clear military and economic motivations.
Japan: North Korea Still Poses ‘Serious and Imminent’ Threat
August 28, 2018

Japan: North Korea Still Poses ‘Serious and Imminent’ Threat

By Daniel Hurst
Japan's latest Defense White Paper sees “no change” in the evaluation of the threat from North Korea

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