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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.”

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 Marks Key Anniversary But No Word on Military Parade
April 16, 2022

North Korea Marks Key Anniversary But No Word on Military Parade

By Hyung-Jin Kim and Kim Tong-Hyung
Kim Il Sung’s birth anniversary, the most important national holiday in North Korea, passed without the expected military parade or any missile testing.

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. 

A Long Road to Nowhere: 10 Years of the Kim Jong Un Regime
March 24, 2022

A Long Road to Nowhere: 10 Years of the Kim Jong Un Regime

By Hae Kyung Ahn
In April, Kim Jong Un will mark the 10th anniversary of his complete succession to power. He doesn't have much to celebrate.

Satellite Images Show Activity at North Korean Nuclear Site
March 09, 2022

Satellite Images Show Activity at North Korean Nuclear Site

By Kim Tong-hyung and Jon Gambrell
Two new structures appeared to have been built to the site's south between February and early March. 

How Will the Ukraine War Affect the Korean Peninsula?
March 04, 2022

How Will the Ukraine War Affect the Korean Peninsula?

By Mitch Shin
In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the arms race on the Korean Peninsula will likely linger as the two Koreas continue to build up advanced weapons for self-defense. 
North Korea Is Preparing to Confront the US in 2022  
January 29, 2022

North Korea Is Preparing to Confront the US in 2022  

By Sang-soo Lee
Kim Jong Un will likely conduct more advanced weapons tests this year in his own version of “maximum pressure.”  

North Korea’s Escalation Strategy Won’t Work Anymore
January 22, 2022

North Korea’s Escalation Strategy Won’t Work Anymore

By Man-seok Lee and Seung-min Woo
If North Korea conducted the recent missile tests in order to convince the U.S. to return to the negotiation table, Pyongyang should quickly change strategy.

Kim Jong Un Decides to Restore Inter-Korean Communication Lines
September 30, 2021

Kim Jong Un Decides to Restore Inter-Korean Communication Lines

By Mitch Shin
The North Korean leader said the inter-Korean hotlines will be restored in early October, but also warned against the arms buildup of South Korea and the U.S.  

Why Did North Korea Restart Its Nuclear Reactor?  
September 02, 2021

Why Did North Korea Restart Its Nuclear Reactor?  

By Mitch Shin
The reported restart of the Yongbyon nuclear reactor is likely a bid for attention at a time when the United States is more focused on China’s rise.  
Online Shopping for Nukes? Tune Into a North Korean Military Parade.
August 30, 2021

Online Shopping for Nukes? Tune Into a North Korean Military Parade.

By Jason Bartlett
North Korean broadcasts of military parades offer a veritable weapons catalog for U.S. adversaries.

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