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Why Is North Korea Launching So Many Missiles?
October 19, 2021

Why Is North Korea Launching So Many Missiles?

By Mitch Shin
North Korea appeared to fire an SLBM on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting between the U.S. and South Korea to discuss North Korea issues this weekend.

North Korea Fires Unidentified Short-Range Missile Off Its East Coast
September 28, 2021

North Korea Fires Unidentified Short-Range Missile Off Its East Coast

By Mitch Shin
Just before North Korea’s representative spoke at the U.N., North Korea tested a short-range missile. 
What Do North Korea’s Latest Missile Launches Mean?
September 20, 2021

What Do North Korea’s Latest Missile Launches Mean?

By Mitch Shin
Sometimes a missile test is just a missile test, without any grand diplomatic messaging.

Week of Tit-for-Tat Missile Tests on Korean Peninsula
September 16, 2021

Week of Tit-for-Tat Missile Tests on Korean Peninsula

By Steven Stashwick
North and South Korea both test new missiles, including a new South Korean submarine-launched missile.

North Korea Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles Off Its East Coast
September 15, 2021

North Korea Fires 2 Ballistic Missiles Off Its East Coast

By Mitch Shin
The North’s missile launch came amid a flurry of diplomatic meetings in Seoul and Tokyo. Seoul quickly followed up with its own SLBM test. 

In Signal to the US, North Korea Tests New Long-Range Cruise Missiles
September 13, 2021

In Signal to the US, North Korea Tests New Long-Range Cruise Missiles

By Mitch Shin
North Korea test-launched newly developed long-range cruise missiles over the weekend, just after an unusual military parade.  

North Korea’s Unusual Military Parade
September 10, 2021

North Korea’s Unusual Military Parade

By Mitch Shin
Unlike previous military parades, North Korea did not unveil new advanced weapons this time.
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). 

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