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Photos Show North Korea May Be Trying to Extract Plutonium
March 05, 2021

Photos Show North Korea May Be Trying to Extract Plutonium

By Associated Press
In January, Kim vowed to enlarge the North's nuclear arsenal and disclosed an array of high-tech weapons systems targeting the United States.

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). 
North Korea Holds Huge Military Parade as Kim Vows Nuclear Might
January 15, 2021

North Korea Holds Huge Military Parade as Kim Vows Nuclear Might

By Associated Press
The parade, which included a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, closed out the eight-day Workers' Party congress.

Kim Jong Un Declares North Korea Will Advance Nuclear Capabilities
January 12, 2021

Kim Jong Un Declares North Korea Will Advance Nuclear Capabilities

By Mitch Shin
During the Eighth Party Congress, Kim vowed to enhance the country’s missile programs and nuclear power – a worrying sign for diplomacy with the U.S. and South Korea.

What to Expect From North Korea’s Military Parade
October 06, 2020

What to Expect From North Korea’s Military Parade

By Bruce Klingner
Pyongyang is likely preparing to reveal new missiles – and more – during anniversary celebrations on October 10.

UN Report Underlines North Korea’s Continuing Nuclear Ambitions
August 07, 2020

UN Report Underlines North Korea’s Continuing Nuclear Ambitions

By Bruce Klingner
The new report affirms U.S. assessments of North Korea’s nuclear weapons.

Ankit Panda on Kim Jong Un and the Bomb
July 01, 2020

Ankit Panda on Kim Jong Un and the Bomb

By Shannon Tiezzi
An interview with Panda about his new book, and the past and future of North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs.
What Is a Greater National Security Threat to the US: North Korea or Iran?
March 19, 2020

What Is a Greater National Security Threat to the US: North Korea or Iran?

By Timothy S. Rich and Madelynn Einhorn
The answer depends on who you ask – Democrats or Republicans.

The Road to a Nuclear Breakout: Comparing Iran and North Korea
February 08, 2020

The Road to a Nuclear Breakout: Comparing Iran and North Korea

By Nah Liang Tuang
There are enough disturbing parallels between Pyongyang and Tehran’s nuclear ambitions that the latter’s recent threat to leave the NPT needs to be decisively addressed.

North Korea Goes Nuclear: A Postmortem
November 21, 2019

North Korea Goes Nuclear: A Postmortem

By Denny Roy
How was North Korea able to attain nuclear missiles, despite U.S. opposition, when so many other countries have failed to do so?

Which Is the Bigger Nuclear Threat, Iran or North Korea?
September 27, 2019

Which Is the Bigger Nuclear Threat, Iran or North Korea?

By Timothy S. Rich, Madelynn Einhorn and Parker Cohen
Logically, the U.S. public should be more concerned about North Korea’s program. But the data suggests otherwise.
North Korea: The Game Has Not Changed
July 30, 2019

North Korea: The Game Has Not Changed

By Denny Roy
For all the diplomatic milestones of 2018, North Korea’s behavior in 2019 looks awfully familiar.

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