September 23, 2023

With the successful Hwasong-15 test, North Korea’s final goal is in sight

Expect the usual chorus of condemnation and sanctions, but Pyongyang is unlikely to be deterred

In the early hours of November 29, the North Koreans launched a new ICBM.

As has been the case in recent years, they used a so-called lofted trajectory: the missile first went as high as possible, to an unprecedented altitude of some 4500 km, and then returned to the earth.