April 24, 2024

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John G. Grisafi

John G. Grisafi is an analyst and Korean linguist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Having previously worked as an analyst for the United States Army in South Korea and studied Korean at the Defense Language Institute, he is now majoring in East Asian Languages & Civilization and History at the University of Pennsylvania.

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N.Korean diplomat Kang Sok Ju dies of cancer

N.Korean diplomat Kang Sok Ju dies of cancer

Kang served as senior diplomat in Workers' Party of Korea, negotiated 1994 Agreed Framework

N.Korean diplomat Kang Sok Ju dies of cancer
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John G. Grisafi May 20, 2016
North Korea appoints new Foreign Minister

North Korea appoints new Foreign Minister

Pyongyang’s leading man on Six Party Talks becomes chief of foreign affairs

North Korea appoints new Foreign Minister
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John G. Grisafi May 16, 2016
N. Korea test fires Musudan missile off east coast

N. Korea test fires Musudan missile off east coast

First known test of BM-25 assessed to be failure by South Korean military

N. Korea test fires Musudan missile off east coast
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John G. Grisafi April 14, 2016
Officer from North Korean spy agency defects to South

Officer from North Korean spy agency defects to South

RGB senior colonel reportedly worked in operations against South Korea, says MND

Officer from North Korean spy agency defects to South
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John G. Grisafi April 11, 2016
Kim Jong Un’s emphasis on military peaks in March
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Kim Jong Un’s emphasis on military peaks in March

Focus on military affairs likely part of attempt to demonstrate credible capability

Kim Jong Un’s emphasis on military peaks in March
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John G. Grisafi April 10, 2016
North Korea conducts successful ICBM engine test – KCNA

North Korea conducts successful ICBM engine test – KCNA

Kim Jong Un claims ability to launch nuclear strike against United States mainland

North Korea conducts successful ICBM engine test – KCNA
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John G. Grisafi April 8, 2016
N.Korea can mount nukes on mid-range missiles – S.Korea

N.Korea can mount nukes on mid-range missiles – S.Korea

Ability to mount miniaturized nuclear device would bolster credible deterrent

N.Korea can mount nukes on mid-range missiles – S.Korea
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John G. Grisafi April 6, 2016
N. Korean militia units fighting in Syria – opposition delegate

N. Korean militia units fighting in Syria – opposition delegate

Presence of militia units latest in many suspicions of North Korean support for Al-Assad

N. Korean militia units fighting in Syria – opposition delegate
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John G. Grisafi March 23, 2016
U.S. Defense Secretary names next USFK commander

U.S. Defense Secretary names next USFK commander

General Brooks experienced in Asia-Pacific, building readiness in region

U.S. Defense Secretary names next USFK commander
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John G. Grisafi March 21, 2016
In February, leadership looks ahead to party congress
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In February, leadership looks ahead to party congress

Kim focuses attention of satellite launch, military affairs, lead-up to Seventh Party Congress

In February, leadership looks ahead to party congress
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John G. Grisafi March 9, 2016
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