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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.

IAEA: North Korea Seems to Have Restarted Yongbyon Nuclear Reactor
August 30, 2021

IAEA: North Korea Seems to Have Restarted Yongbyon Nuclear Reactor

By Hyung-Jin Kim
The latest IAEA report says there are signs that North Korea is again producing plutonium at its Yongbyon complex.

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.

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