October 06, 2022
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State media review: North Korea says Kim Jong Un suffered during 1990s famine
Analysis

State media review: North Korea says Kim Jong Un suffered during 1990s famine

An in-depth analysis of efforts to paint leader as a man of the people, criticism of Canada and more

State media review: North Korea says Kim Jong Un suffered during 1990s famine
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung October 6, 2022
Exclusive images provide first look at North Korea’s newest skyscraper street
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Exclusive images provide first look at North Korea’s newest skyscraper street

Ornate concrete towers of Hwasong district taking shape according to blueprints, on-the-ground photos show

Exclusive images provide first look at North Korea’s newest skyscraper street
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko October 6, 2022
Seoul will need more than impressive weapons to deter North Korean threats
Analysis

Seoul will need more than impressive weapons to deter North Korean threats

ROK military showed off range of assets over the weekend but faces evolving DPRK capabilities and internal challenges

Seoul will need more than impressive weapons to deter North Korean threats
Ryo Hinata-YamaguchiRyo Hinata-Yamaguchi October 5, 2022
Lively beach culture of North Korea’s ‘steel city’ revealed in satellite images
Analysis

Lively beach culture of North Korea’s ‘steel city’ revealed in satellite images

Chongjin locals covered coast in makeshift tents as beaches opened for first time in three years, imagery shows

Lively beach culture of North Korea’s ‘steel city’ revealed in satellite images
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko October 5, 2022
Chinese imports appear to fill North Korean quarantine zone after trade restart
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Chinese imports appear to fill North Korean quarantine zone after trade restart

Accumulation of goods visible in satellite imagery shows DPRK maintaining strict COVID-19 prevention policies

Chinese imports appear to fill North Korean quarantine zone after trade restart
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko October 5, 2022
North Korea’s longest missile test to date points to new reentry vehicle
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North Korea’s longest missile test to date points to new reentry vehicle

Missile range is sensitive to payload changes, which may explain why presumed Hwasong-12 flew 800 km farther than before

North Korea’s longest missile test to date points to new reentry vehicle
Ankit PandaAnkit Panda October 5, 2022
Timeline: From new North Korean nuclear law to three rounds of missile tests
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Timeline: From new North Korean nuclear law to three rounds of missile tests

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from September 1 - September 30

Timeline: From new North Korean nuclear law to three rounds of missile tests
NK ProNK Pro October 4, 2022
How North Korea’s missile test over Japan could justify a seventh nuclear test
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How North Korea’s missile test over Japan could justify a seventh nuclear test

Kim Jong Un may be gauging reactions from Beijing and Moscow before moving forward with first nuke test since 2017

How North Korea’s missile test over Japan could justify a seventh nuclear test
Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll October 4, 2022
North Korea could hold weapons expo this month, imagery suggests
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North Korea could hold weapons expo this month, imagery suggests

Recent activity outside Pyongyang venue closely matches preparations for last year’s missile exhibition in same spot

North Korea could hold weapons expo this month, imagery suggests
Colin ZwirkoColin Zwirko October 3, 2022
What to make of North Korea’s missile launching spree around Harris visit
Analysis

What to make of North Korea’s missile launching spree around Harris visit

Experts say tests timed to challenge US-ROK deterrence but also align with long-term weapons development goals

What to make of North Korea’s missile launching spree around Harris visit
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer September 30, 2022
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