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The Sinpo-C-Class: A New North Korean Ballistic Missile Submarine Is Under Construction
October 18, 2017
The Sinpo-C-Class: A New North Korean Ballistic Missile Submarine Is Under Construction
U.S. intelligence has detected a large, new submarine under construction: the Sinpo-C.
The Sinpo-C-Class: A New North Korean Ballistic Missile Submarine Is Under Construction
Would North Korea Shoot Down a US B-1B Bomber? Yes. Could It?
September 26, 2017
Would North Korea Shoot Down a US B-1B Bomber? Yes. Could It?
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho lays out a clear preemptive threat: fly near us and we'll shoot.
Would North Korea Shoot Down a US B-1B Bomber? Yes. Could It?
North Korea Shows Increased Operational Confidence in the Hwasong-12 IRBM
September 17, 2017
North Korea Shows Increased Operational Confidence in the Hwasong-12 IRBM
A return to a more conventional firing mode suggests increased operational confidence in this missile.
North Korea Shows Increased Operational Confidence in the Hwasong-12 IRBM
North Korea's Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile Test Fails
November 30, 2015
North Korea's Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile Test Fails
North Korea tested its Bukkeukseong-1/KN-11 missile again. This time, the test may actually have been submarine-launched.
North Korea's Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile Test Fails
Where Do China and North Korea Stand in 2015?
September 14, 2015
Where Do China and North Korea Stand in 2015?
SinoNK's Adam Cathcart joins The Diplomat's Ankit Panda to discuss recent trends in North Korea-China relations.
Where Do China and North Korea Stand in 2015?
Kim Jong-un Tightens Grip on Military
November 07, 2014
Kim Jong-un Tightens Grip on Military
The North Korean leader appears to be trying to strengthen the Workers' Party of Korea's control over the military.
Kim Jong-un Tightens Grip on Military
North Korea and the Fallacy of Accidental Wars
April 05, 2013
North Korea and the Fallacy of Accidental Wars
Few wars happen by accident. Given the situation on the Korean Peninsula, a war seems unlikely, as none of the combatants stand to benefit.
North Korea and the Fallacy of Accidental Wars
February 07, 2012
Kim Jong-un's Campaign
It’s too early to say if Kim Jong-un will continue his father’s military first policies. But it looks that way.
Kim Jong-un's Campaign
Handling North Korea 3.0
December 20, 2011
Handling North Korea 3.0
Kim Jong-un’s biggest challenge in trying to consolidate power could be managing political-military tensions.
Handling North Korea 3.0
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