September 27, 2023

Unfinished business: Overlooked developments of North Korea’s busy missile year

DPRK has yet to test an array of desired capabilities, while the succession question remains publicly unresolved

Missiles, COVID-19 and Kim Jong Un’s daughter: 2022 was a tumultuous year for North Korea, but with so much going on, a number of developments set to spill over into the new year risk being overlooked.

While North Korea declared victory over COVID-19, an outbreak this spring and summer may have very well caused widespread loss of life concealed from the outside world, and the country faces a potential wave of new infections this winter.