May 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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U.S. sampling plane to investigate N. Korean nuke test

U.S. sampling plane to investigate N. Korean nuke test

Specialized aircraft can help to verify the type of weapon detonated by North Korea

U.S. sampling plane to investigate N. Korean nuke test
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi January 6, 2016
UN Secretary-General condemns N. Korean nuclear test

UN Secretary-General condemns N. Korean nuclear test

Ban calls North's fourth test "deeply troubling," demands cessation of nuclear activity

UN Secretary-General condemns N. Korean nuclear test
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi January 6, 2016
The legacy of Kim Yang Gon and inter-Korean relations

The legacy of Kim Yang Gon and inter-Korean relations

Kim’s death brings uncertainty, concern regarding Pyongyang’s policy toward South

The legacy of Kim Yang Gon and inter-Korean relations
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi December 30, 2015
Choe Ryong Hae on state funeral committee for Kim Yang Gon

Choe Ryong Hae on state funeral committee for Kim Yang Gon

Choe’s name appears in state media for first time in over two months

Choe Ryong Hae on state funeral committee for Kim Yang Gon
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi December 29, 2015
November: N. Korean regime shows leadership stability, emphasizes fishing
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November: N. Korean regime shows leadership stability, emphasizes fishing

Kim moves away from purges as regime stabilizes, prioritizes economics for “people’s well-being"

November: N. Korean regime shows leadership stability, emphasizes fishing
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi December 7, 2015
Kim Jong Un may be easing reign of terror over elites

Kim Jong Un may be easing reign of terror over elites

Shift from purge by execution to punishment by reeducation possible sign of stabilizing regime

Kim Jong Un may be easing reign of terror over elites
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi November 30, 2015
New excavation at North Korea’s nuclear test site – government source

New excavation at North Korea’s nuclear test site – government source

Current work likely not preparation for nuclear test

New excavation at North Korea’s nuclear test site – government source
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi October 30, 2015
Pyongyang prioritizes party anniversary, economic projects in October
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Pyongyang prioritizes party anniversary, economic projects in October

N. Korean leadership emphasizes role of ruling party around anniversary, pushes science and tech

Pyongyang prioritizes party anniversary, economic projects in October
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi October 17, 2015
Analysis: Redesigned KN-08 missile unveiled in military parade
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Analysis: Redesigned KN-08 missile unveiled in military parade

New features including reduced length, new nosecone/shroud, similarities to Russian Volna

Analysis: Redesigned KN-08 missile unveiled in military parade
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi October 15, 2015
N. Korean leadership focuses on economic affairs in September
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N. Korean leadership focuses on economic affairs in September

Pyongyang regime prioritizes domestic governance and management in wake of Rason flood

N. Korean leadership focuses on economic affairs in September
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi October 13, 2015
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