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Korean Peninsula Tensions Escalate Amid a Return to Old School Policies
June 14, 2022

Korean Peninsula Tensions Escalate Amid a Return to Old School Policies

By Mitch Shin
After a meeting with his U.S. counterpart, South Korea's foreign minister emphasized strengthening the joint extended deterrence against North Korea’s missile threats. 

North Korea Launches 8 Ballistic Missiles 
June 06, 2022

North Korea Launches 8 Ballistic Missiles 

By Mitch Shin
A day after South Korea concluded joint navy drills with the United States, North Korea fired eight ballistic missiles toward the waters off its east coast.
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 Launches 3 Short-Range Ballistic Missiles Shortly After Confirming 1st COVID Case
May 12, 2022

North Korea Launches 3 Short-Range Ballistic Missiles Shortly After Confirming 1st COVID Case

By Mitch Shin
Five days after test-firing a submarine-launched ballistic missile, North Korea conducted its 16th missile test this year.

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.

Jenny Town and Joel Wit on North Korea’s Busy April
May 01, 2022

Jenny Town and Joel Wit on North Korea’s Busy April

By Shannon Tiezzi
“North Korea is not sending signals it is open to diplomacy, but waiting for it to do so is a serious mistake.”

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.
What to Make of Kim Yo Jong’s Verbal Attack of South Korea’s Defense Minister
April 04, 2022

What to Make of Kim Yo Jong’s Verbal Attack of South Korea’s Defense Minister

By Mitch Shin
Three days after Defense Minister Suh Wook underscored the South’s preemptive strike capabilities, Pyongyang warned that Seoul was facing a serious threat. 

Japan Needs a Revamped North Korea Policy
April 02, 2022

Japan Needs a Revamped North Korea Policy

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan’s deterrence strategy is up for debate following the launch of North Korea’s ICBM test.

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 Launches Suspected ICBM Off Its East Coast, South Korea’s Military Says
March 24, 2022

North Korea Launches Suspected ICBM Off Its East Coast, South Korea’s Military Says

By Mitch Shin
Four days after launching artillery pieces, North Korea tested a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile on Thursday. 

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