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North Korea Fires Short-range Ballistic Missile Toward Its East Coast
September 26, 2022

North Korea Fires Short-range Ballistic Missile Toward Its East Coast

By Mitch Shin
A day before the South Korea-U.S. navy joint drills kick off, North Korea launched its first ballistic missile since June 5.

South Korea, US, Japan Reaffirm Joint Stance on North Korea’s Missile Threats
September 23, 2022

South Korea, US, Japan Reaffirm Joint Stance on North Korea’s Missile Threats

By Mitch Shin
The top diplomats from the three countries met in New York on Thursday to coordinate the joint response over North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats.
North Korea Fires 2 Cruise Missiles Toward Yellow Sea
August 17, 2022

North Korea Fires 2 Cruise Missiles Toward Yellow Sea

By Mitch Shin
On South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol’s 100th day in office, North Korea test-fired its two cruise missiles.

North Korea Fires 2 Artillery Shots 
July 11, 2022

North Korea Fires 2 Artillery Shots 

By Mitch Shin
Some say Pyongyang’s artillery shots were to respond to the South Korea-U.S. joint military drills, but there is another rationale.

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?

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