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.
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.
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.
September 14, 2016
What to Make of North Korea’s Latest Nuclear Test?
By 38 North / Siegfried S. Hecker
The nuclear test is just one part of a rapid military build up in North Korea over the last decade.
September 18, 2015
How Many Nukes Does North Korea Have?
By John Power
Pyongyang confirmed that its nuclear facility is back online, but there's still a lot we don't know about the program.
August 14, 2015
Satellite Imagery: North Korea Expanding Uranium Production
By 38 North / Jeffrey Lewis
Satellite imagery shows that Pyongyang is refurbishing a uranium mill near Pyongsan.
May 01, 2015
North Korea's Yongbyon Reactor Could Be Back Up and Running
By Ankit Panda
New analysis of satellite imagery suggests North Korea's Yongbyon reactor is back up and running.
December 19, 2013
Is North Korea Preparing Its Fourth Nuclear Test?
By Zachary Keck
While the possibility cannot be ruled out, there's little reason to believe another nuclear test is imminent.
September 18, 2013
Is North Korea Restarting Its Yongbyon Reactor?
Satellite imagery suggests it is, which would be a reversal of Pyongyang’s recent conciliatory path.
September 15, 2013
North Korea: To Talk or To Provoke?
By Duyeon Kim
Trustpolitik may be a start, but all parties need to return to the table at some point.