May 20, 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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North Korea’s 70th anniversary parade suggests little change in policy

North Korea’s 70th anniversary parade suggests little change in policy

Parade demonstrates party commitment to nation's defense, shows off some newer equipment

North Korea’s 70th anniversary parade suggests little change in policy
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll | John G. Grisafi October 10, 2015
Ma Won Chun reappears after 11-month absence, purge rumor

Ma Won Chun reappears after 11-month absence, purge rumor

North Korean senior architect likely sent away for punishment, rehabilitation before return

Ma Won Chun reappears after 11-month absence, purge rumor
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi October 8, 2015
Pointing the world’s largest bomb at North Korea

Pointing the world’s largest bomb at North Korea

The U.S. made bunker busting Massive Ordnance Penetrator developed with N. Korean, Iranian targets in mind

Pointing the world’s largest bomb at North Korea
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi | Leo Byrne September 27, 2015
Kim Jong Un has rare meeting with official foreign delegation

Kim Jong Un has rare meeting with official foreign delegation

Kim’s meeting with Havana's official delegation may reflect desire to maintain ties with Cuba

Kim Jong Un has rare meeting with official foreign delegation
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi September 8, 2015
North Korea conducting missile launch preparations – Yonhap News

North Korea conducting missile launch preparations – Yonhap News

Preparations likely intended to add to tensions, missiles could be launched for show

North Korea conducting missile launch preparations – Yonhap News
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi August 21, 2015
Analysis: Exchange of fire shows neither Korea wants war

Analysis: Exchange of fire shows neither Korea wants war

Thursday's incident results from increasing tensions, but escalation effectively limited

Analysis: Exchange of fire shows neither Korea wants war
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi August 21, 2015
Political events majority of N. Korean leadership agenda in July
NK PRO

Political events majority of N. Korean leadership agenda in July

Elections, Victory Day, other events grant Pyongyang opportunities to strengthen Party control

Political events majority of N. Korean leadership agenda in July
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi August 11, 2015
North Korea to change time zone by half hour

North Korea to change time zone by half hour

Pyongyang says current Korean time based on longitude of Japan, new time appropriate for Korea

North Korea to change time zone by half hour
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi August 7, 2015
Wonsan Airport nears completion, with potential for impact on tourism and economy
NK PRO

Wonsan Airport nears completion, with potential for impact on tourism and economy

Newly renovated international airport could reverse losses caused by sanctions preventing Japanese vessels docking

Wonsan Airport nears completion, with potential for impact on tourism and economy
John G. Grisafi
John G. Grisafi July 30, 2015
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