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North Korea Fires 2 Artillery Shots 

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.
Korean Peninsula Tensions Escalate Amid a Return to Old School Policies

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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